This is book number 7 in the Clare Fergusson / Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries series.
An outstanding murder mystery in which the relationship between Rev. Clare Fergusson and Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne deepens. However, most important is the underlying theme - the great emotional and psychological difficulties facing Iraq combat veterans trying to adjust to civilian life. — Louise Jones
At the Millers Kill community center, five veterans gather to work on adjusting to life after war. Reverend Clare Fergusson has returned from Iraq with a head full of bad memories she's using alcohol to wipe out. And down-on-her-luck Tally McNabb has brought home a secret-a fatal one. Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne just wants Clare to settle down and get married-to him. But when he rules Tally McNabb's death a suicide, Clare sides with the other vets against him. Russ and Clare's unorthodox investigation will uncover a trail of deceit that runs from their tiny Adirondack town to the upper ranks of the Army, and from the waters of the Millers Kill to the unforgiving streets of Baghdad.