Fourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden.
The secret's name is Annabel Lee.
She doesn't know why her enigmatic uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He's left her with a few German words, a barely controlled guard dog, and a single command: "Don't open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me."
Miles away in Atlanta, private investigator Trudi Coffey is visited by a mysterious older man calling himself Dr. Smith. He's been trailing a man for a decade--a man she met through her ex-partner Samuel Hill--and the trail has led him to her office. The last thing Trudi wants to do is to contact Samuel. But it will take both of them to unravel this mystery--before it's too late.
"A fast-paced thriller filled with unexpected twists and peopled by unique and memorable characters. From the first chapter on, I found it impossible to put down."-- Lois Duncan, New York Times bestselling author, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Killing Mr. Griffin
" Annabel Lee is compelling, fast-paced, and filled with fascinating characters. One hopes that Mike Nappa's eleven-year-old wunderkind from the title will reappear in future novels of this promising new suspense series!"-- M. K. Preston, Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning novelist, Song of the Bones and Perhaps She'll Die
"A relentless surge of suspense and mounting tension coupled with an engaging mix of characters. With Annabel Lee, Mike Nappa skillfully sets the stage for a compelling series of Coffey & Hill thrillers."-- Jack Cavanaugh, award-winning author of twenty-six novels
Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at FamilyFans.com, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million books sold worldwide. When he was a kid, the stories of Edgar Allen Poe scared him silly. Today he owns everything Poe ever wrote. A former fiction acquisitions editor, Mike earned his MA in English literature and now writes full time.