Ed is trying to make a new life for himself and his wife Betty in bucolic Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Unfortunately, one of the members of the Downsized Boomers Support Group dies under mysterious circumstances. Ed conducts his own investigation only to learn that darkness lurks under the idyllic surface of the village.
The wet road cast off reflections from the street lights, but there was enough light to see the man in the street in front of me. Being observant was not my strong suit, but even I could not miss seeing the guy.
At first, he looked like a crumpled heap of old clothes tossed into the middle of Main Street. He was about a block from the signal at the corner by the Sentry grocery store. You know the one I mean: if you turned one way you headed toward the hospital, if you turned the other way you headed toward the Holiday...