When Dale Donnahue brought an unmarked box to Rick Dante, he delivered more than the notebook inside itÑhe dumped a nightmare on the Milford, Iowa, Chief of Police. The contents of that taunting notebook point an accusatory finger straight at Chief DanteÑwith the brazen implication that he hasnÕt been doing his job. The cryptic caption on the title page says: Milford, Iowa: Unsolved Murders. The murderer must be a cocky dude with ice flowing through his veins. The notebook contains irrefutable evidence of five seemingly unrelated homicides: five obituaries matched to five signs which incorporate MilfordÕs water tower into their sinister messages. Each sign follows the progression of the countdown to the grand finale: 1 down, 5 to go . . . 2 down, 4 to go . . . Rick and his police force must thaw five cold cases in search of clues. Unless they find the perpetrator of those heinous crimes, the execution of Ò6 down, 0 to goÓ will stun the town. No one will feel safe anymore in Milford, Iowa.