Avery Gillis finds a well-dressed skeleton with a bullet hole in its skull under his bathroom floor. He names it Mr. Bones, and in fear for his life, Avery buries him in a shallow grave in the nearby woods. Avery is afraid he will end up like two friends and co-workers who got him into this mess. They called the FBI to report an international money-laundering scheme, and within days, both were murdered. Now in hiding, Avery alone holds all the evidence. So when a survey crew finds Mr. Bones, Avery panics and calls his only friend, Buck, to meet him at a nearby bar, where a stranger, Billie Rae Robinson, approaches him. Their meeting, however, is not accidental. She knows all about Mr. Bones and suspects Avery isn’t who he pretends to be.
Avery’s secret life is about to be turned upside down.
When not traveling the world or doing volunteer work at Ghost Ranch Conference and Retreat Center in Abiquiú, New Mexico, Dennis lives with his wife and best friend, Billie, in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. He continues to compose and arrange music, participate in writing groups, does fine woodworking, and tries to keep up with four grown children and their families.