"Strong police procedural"
New York Police Sergeant April Woo organizes the retirement
party for Lieutenant Alfredo Bernadino leaving after almost
four decades on the force. He plans to live simply though
his beloved wife won over fifteen million dollars in the
lottery after taxes just before she died. Alfredo slips
out quietly during the party but an assailant kills him.
April notices he left and races after her mentor in time to
see him murdered.
April tries to catch the killer but he almost overpowers
her. Jack Devereaux, who just inherited millions from the
father who never acknowledged him, saves her life and once
again becomes a media sensation. April and her partner and
lover Mike Sanchez work together to find the perpetrator.
When a second person, who has inherited a fortune is
killed, the police think they have a culprit who targets
people who suddenly have gained plenty of publicized
money. To make matters even more curious, phone records
show someone has called both the deceased lieutenant and
Jack, two people who have never met and have nothing in
common except they attended the same university, one that
the second victim was being courted for a donation.
In A KILLING GIFT April and Mike have finally gotten their
act together and are living together, making plans to buy a
house, get married and have a baby. Both are more open
about their feelings and that adds another personal
dimension to the story line. This is one of the best
installments in the series because readers see the police
slowly but surely build a case. Leslie Glass writes some
of the best procedurals on the market today and her latest
will embellish that reputation.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 12, 2003