而他以始終無法擺脫妻女慘死、父親自殺陰影的警探查理派克為主角，所撰寫一系列作品，極受歡迎，The Wolf in Winter是該系列第十二本，這位背負原罪的警探，這次他來到緬因州的小鎮，在過去的糾結中，他得面對一個又一個棘手的難題、詭異的殺手。
Charlie Parker查理派克，就像冷硬派犯罪小說家Robert B. Parker筆下的系列的Spenser是永保新鮮感，又是永恆的形象。
Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins . . .
The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town . . .
But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.
Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.