Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Best Crime Fiction
The latest gripping installment of the award-winning, #1 bestselling Detective Byron mystery series: a grisly crime captivates Portland, sending John Byron and his team on a wild chase to catch the killer before it’s too late
“These books are absolutely superb, beautifully plotted. I can’t recommend them highly enough.” —Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling co-author of the Pendergast series
Amid the dog days of summer, Detective Sergeant John Byron is called to the scene of a horrific crime: a young woman’s body, dismembered and left in an abandoned Portland lumber yard. The killing shares striking similarities with a spate of murders committed in Boston by a serial killer known only as the Horseman.
As Byron’s team investigates the case, they quickly push up against powerful forces in town. But Byron will stop at nothing to find the truth, not when there is a killer on the loose and everyone is a suspect. Has the Horseman expanded his killing field? Is this the work of an ingenious copycat—or is nothing what it seems? One thing is certain: Byron must uncover the truth before the killer strikes again.
About the Author
Bruce Robert Coffin is a retired police detective sergeant and bestselling author of the Detective Byron Mysteries. He lives and writes in Maine.
"Within Plain Sight is spellbinding. ... Will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The mystery is woven together like an intricate tapestry. ... I could not put it down." — Maine Sunday Telegram
“Flawless prose, witty dialogue, startling twists. In Within Plain Sight, a cross-country hunt for a killer spirals dangerously out of control. Akin to what Michael Connelly does for L.A., Coffin fully immerses us in a gritty, realistic Portland, Maine. Authenticity seeps from every page, from the police work to the resonating emotions. Unforgettable." — K.J. HOWE, internationally bestselling author of Skyjack
"Within Plain Sight fires on all cylinders: a page-turning plot, compelling characters, outstanding dialogue, and an immersive setting. As usual, Bruce Coffin delivers. In spades." — BARON R. BIRTCHER, LA Times bestselling author of Rain Dogs and Hard Latitudes
"Within Plain Sight sizzles and pops like thick-cut bacon tossed into a smokin' hot skillet. ... This fast-paced tale has it all. ... A mystery that will keep you guessing until the final bullet-riddled revelation." — Jim Nesbitt, author of The Last Second Chance
"Exceptional. ... I got hooked on the very first page." — Bangor Daily News
"Author Bruce Robert Coffin once again proves that if John Byron is on the case anything can happen. Within Plain Sight is filled with tense scenes, outstanding police work, and true to life experiences from the author’s own past as a detective. ... Five stars." — Fran Lewis, Just Reviews
"This is an author who knows how to grab a reader right at the start. ... The strength of this series has always been the authenticity Bruce Robert Coffin brings to the police work and the humanity he imbues into all his characters. ... A thoroughly-entertaining book, sure to keep readers invested until the final reveal(s)." — BOLO Books
"Bruce Robert Coffin has written another excellent police procedural novel in this series." — Marilyn's Mystery Reads