Sydney Parnell is a Railroad Cop and a Marine with an unhealthy dose of PTSD and even more guilt. She carries her ghosts with her, quite literally. Dead men she attended while assigned to Mortuary Affairs during the Iraq War, or men she killed herself, appear at the worse possible moments. In Dead Stop, the bulk of those ghosts are the six men our hero tackled in the first book of the series. Don’t let that bother you though. Dead Stop can easily be read as a standalone novel.