At thirty-six, private detective Jared mcKean is coming to terms with his unjust dismissal from the Nashville Murder Squad and an unwanted divorce from a woman he still loves. Jared is a natural horseman and horse rescuer whose son has Down Syndrome, whose best friend is dying of AIDS, and whose teenaged nephew, Josh, has fallen under the influence of a dangerous fringe of the Goth subculture. When the fringe group's leader - a mind-manipulating sociopath who considers himself a vampire - is found butchered and posed across a pentagram, Josh is the number one suspect. Jared will need all his skills as a private investigator and former homicide detective to match wits with the most terrifying killer he has ever seen. When he learns that Josh is next on the killer's list, Jared will risk his reputation, his family, and his life in a desperate attempt to save the boy he loves like a son.
"If there's anything Terrell can't do, you wouldn't know it from reading A Cup Full of Midnight. This is a riveting, deeply felt novel with a terrific mystery at tis core." --Timothy Hallinan, author of the critically acclaimed Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers
Terrell does not just tell a story, she plays with language to permit the story to take on its own life as you read. And her characters never lose their humanity, even as they struggle with pain that is almost more than an individual can bear. --Suspense Magazine
"Saddle up for PI Jared McKean's welcome second appearance. While successfully juggling a complex cast with numerous mini-dramas, Terrell never loses focus on a case about troubled teens, which he writes with sympathy" --Library Journal
"Terrell gives Jared plenty of fresh detecting to do, and he includes a meaty subplot involving the manipulative nature of cults (especially on impressionable young minds). A worthy successor to the author's top-notch debut. Fans of mainstream PI novels definitely need to check out Terrell." --Booklist
JADEN TERRELL is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Tennessee Writers Alliance. A graduate of the Citizen Police Academy and the joint FBI/TBI Citizen Academy, the former special education teacher has a red belt in Tae Kwan Do and is certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy.