When a young Silicon Valley engineer is murdered in an apparent random act of violence there are few tangible leads. The case falls to Detective Sergeant Mike Hurley and his tenacious partner Jim Chan. After investigating the victim''s background, they soon have a list of suspects but no evidence linking them to the crime. They find themselves facing off with their supervisor to conduct the investigation their own way. Hurley is also president of the police union and often at odds with the department bureaucracy. He is devoted to his aging, headstrong Mormon mother, who monitors his conduct from Salt Lake City. He finds solace in music and in the arms of Allison Slater, a San Francisco Symphony violinist. Indian Summer explores the often tedious and politically incorrect world of police investigation, where justice is seldom swift or even-handed. Darrell Schrick was a police officer for thirty-three years. He was also a practicing attorney. This is his first novel.