Friday, February 13, 2015
Maxine "Max" Revere, investigative reporter is covering the murder trial of serial killer Adam Bachman.
Max pulls some strings and gets a pre-trial interview with Bachman. From what he says and her own experience in dealing with serial killers, she feels that Bachman has a partner. He's too smooth and Max feels someone must be helping him.
Max has also been asked to try to find the missing parents of a family who had gotten in touch with her. The parents were in New York from their Ohio home for a little vacation but they never returned.
David Kane is Max's assistant and body guard, Riley Butler is her new protege and office assistant. Together they are able to find links to the missing parents and more about Bachman's past.
What Max doesn't know is that much of what she learns has been staged. Someone is gunning for her for some mysterious reasons and as these people appear in the story, the suspense mounts like the downward ride of a ski jump.
As a hard core mystery fan I found the mixing of Max's prior cases and early life with the facts of this case refreshing and entertaining. I would rate this as one of the more compelling novels I've read this year.