"Allison Shay was traveling home from the University of Oregon with her new boyfriend, Rob Compton, when their car broke down near the tiny rural town of Creekside, California. Soon after, Allison and Rob went missing without a trace. Whatever happened, it felt like something bad to the Nameless Detective. Five days without a whisper of contact with the outside world. Long past the inconsiderate-kids stage; long past the silly and the harmless. Kinsmen takes Bill Pronzini's classic private investigator to California's northeast backwoods, where an isloated community is determined to keep a deep, dark secret: why Allison Shay and Rob Compton really vanished. The real question facing the Nameless Detective: are they still alive?"--Dust jacket flap.