A man with a neurological disorder that prevents him from recognizing human faces confronts an enigmatic killer in Chile's Atacama desert--the most lifeless place on earth.
Gabe Traylin is face-blind, unable to tell one face from the next. Content to earn his living well away from civilization, he works as an astronomer at an observatory in the earth's driest desert, where no rain has fallen in 400 years. But when he finds a man murdered, he is compelled to leave his self-imposed exile and avenge the dead. Gabe's investigation brings him face to face with the killer, but he's unable to provide a description to the police--and soon he becomes their suspect in a series of horrific and unexplained mutilations. To discover the truth before he's arrested for crimes he didn't commit, he must put his trust in three strangers: a fearless young man with Down Syndrome, a washed-up novelist who thinks he's bulletproof, and a woman with a face he'll never see.
Together they unearth the secrets of Chile's fascist past, a time of kidnappings, torture, and political turmoil. Following the clues given to them by one of the country's most notorious war criminals, they venture further into the desert, discovering the secrets of revenge as well as the secrets of themselves.
When everything Micah holds dear is torn away from him, his only choice is to trade his discretion for action and his carefully crafted solitude for love.
A wealthy surgarcane heiress is murdered. The only person who can bring her killer to justice is Lieutenant Marcella Paraizo, U.S. Coast Guard.
A renegade shoestore owner, a steely militia leader, a girl with a guitar, and a ghost from the past--they collide in this story of friendship and freedom.
Five human hearts discover the courage to beat out loud and avenge a friend in need. But will their newly found resolve demand too high a price?