For some reason this book reminded me of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series.
The location, the settings and although the main character is a civilian woman, and the writing style all got me thinking of Connelly and Bosch.
Mari Ellwyn, ex CIA, now part time Private Investigator, and Art Gallery owner is the main character
She has been employed to look at who is blackmailing a family friend, a Judge on Americas 9th Circuit.
Meanwhile ex cop and Private Investigator, Derek Abernathy, is looking into the disappearance two journalist, one of who has turned up dead.
Inevitably the two cross paths as they discover the death of a foreign student links both their cases.
By forcing the Police Officer investigating the students death to help them, and whilst dodging old colleagues from the CIA Ellwyn and Abernathy investigate the links and follow the ever increasing amount of leads, trying to sort the truth from the deliberately scattered red herrings.
But by who, and why, are they being stone walled and misdirected.
A short but cracking read, ideal for crime fiction lovers who want a book to stick in the pool bag or flight bag for this years summer holiday.
Pages: 286. Audio length: 6.43. Publisher: Indies United Publishing House. Available from 6th May 2022