"Thomas Senestre, insomniac and half-hearted cop, is a man haunted by the dead. He quotes Wordsworth in the rain. He broods on the claustrophobic nature of Hilter's bunker. He 'jollies' himself through long nights by questioning everything. Just now,he is the [sic] doing his best to impersonate a fellow delighted to be vacationing in the overcast, blustery burg of Pantego where seagulls foul the benches and high tides flood the streets. Summoned to Pantego by his mother's alleged friend, Adora Phelps, he's supposed to be watching to discover her stalker. Thomas Senestre may have issues, with reality, with his mother, with people in general, but there is one thing he excels at: watching."--P.  of cover.