"offbeat electrifyingly wild ride"
Working with the FBI, Fernando guts a hooker in the
Evergreen Motel, a cheap joint near the Portland, Oregon
Airport. To clean up his trail, Fernando kills a few other
people who can associate him with the victim.
Her father Wiley, who even before his daughter's murder,
did not care whether he lived or died (all one has to do is
ask the drug dealers he mugs in Seattle for a living)
identifies the victim as Lizzie. He knows the overworked
police will try to solve the homicide, but that is not good
enough for him. Though he has not talked with his
estranged daughter in over a year, Wiley sees vengeance as
a chance to somewhat atone for being a lousy dad. The
underground sex industry quickly knows to beware because
Wiley will stomp on anyone who fails to point him towards
the killer of his child.
The attitudes of the antihero Wiley, the killer Fernando,
the FBI agent Avina, and the other agents make this
investigative crime thriller into a winner. The story line
is exciting from the moment Wiley places a gun in the ear
of a drug dealer until the climax
between the two lead characters. Those readers who relish
an offbeat electrifyingly wild ride filled with
testosterone (even from the female Avina) will want to
obtain WILEY'S LAMENT.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 10, 2003