THE BURYING PLACE continues Brian Freeman’s series featuring Duluth, Minnesota police lieutenant Jonathan Stride, picking up almost immediately from where IN THE DARK left off. Stride, seriously injured after the events in that tale, is recuperating at a secluded cabin in Itasca County, about an hour away from Duluth. Physically he is close to normal, though still hurting; emotionally, however, he is closing himself off from everyone, including Serena Dial, his soul mate.
Stride’s enforced sabbatical comes to an abrupt end when two crimes demand his immediate attention. He is drawn into one by Denise Sherid