THE KILL CLAUSE begins in the midst of a tragedy, perhaps the worst
personal tragedy the mind can comprehend. On her seventh birthday
Ginny Rackley is abducted, raped and brutally murdered. The first
chapter opens with her parents, Tim and Dray Rackley, receiving the
news and continues with an unblinking description of their reaction
to the permanent horror that has entered their lives. A suspect is
almost immediately arrested and the case appears to be open and
shut, until a surprise revelation destroys the prosecution's case.
The result is that a monstrous murderer walks free.
Tim and Dray are both members of law enforcem