Book 1 - Natalie "Nat" Price series Thirty-one-year-old Natalie Price has a tough job. A superintendent in the Massachusetts pre-release system, she rules over inmates' lives just before they get released. She's had to fight hard to be taken seriously in this world that is mostly male on both sides of the bars. But she believes in what she's doing, and she's good at it. However, she gets the biggest challenge of her 6-year career when a good friend, a college professor who was teaching one of Natalie's charges, a convicted rapist, is brutally murdered. Now the inmate is the prime suspect.