First in Series
The Dying Hour introduces Jason Wade, a rookie crime reporter with The Seattle Mirror, who sets out against all odds to find a missing college student and stop a twisted killer. Jason is a loner who grew up in the shadow of a brewery in one of the city's working-class neighborhoods. At The Seattle Mirror he is competing for the single full-time job being offered through the paper's intense intern program. But unlike the program's other young reporters, who attended big name schools and worked at other big metro dailies, Jason put himself through community college, and lacked the same experience. The International Thriller Writers selected The Dying Hour as a finalist for a 2006 Thriller Award.