PARADISE VALLEY... THE END OF THE ROAD. For three years, Chief Investigator Cassandra 'Cassie' Dewell has been hunting the Lizard King. Twice she has come close to taking him, but this time she surely has him. The trap is set and baited. What happens next will cost three policemen their lives and Cassie her job. But she can't give up the hunt ? she refuses to believe the charred body they pull from the flames is the Lizard King's. Tracking two missing fourteen-year-old boys, Cassie ? alone ? takes to the road. A road from which, quite possibly, there is no return. A road that ends in Paradise Valley.