Hit the Road Jack
Ben is supposed to be in school. It’s Monday morning, but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today’s field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he’s not making it to school today at all.
Lt. Damien Kaine holds his shiny new Lieutenant’s shield. It burns his fingertips as if it knows he is undeserving of its power—or the new position that comes with it. He questions if he is the right man to lead the Vicious Crimes Unit when his judgment failed him so severely. His actions from six months ago, remind him how close he came to committing his own vicious crime when he held his fiancé and her lover at gunpoint in a hotel room.