"great investigative thriller"
INS Agent Roscoe Brinker worked the border near Nogales
when he was shot during an incident. He recovers, but is
forced into retirement. To this day he believes one of his
men either pulled the trigger or paid to have him shot, but
he has no evidence against Sanchez. Instead, Brinker moved
on and operates a private investigative firm out of Tucson.
Car dealer Mo Crain considers hiring Roscoe, but first asks
the sleuth personal questions because he knows he needs
someone who cares about loved ones to handle his case. The
police have no leads into who killed Mo's philanthropic-
activist wife. While standing beside her vehicle in a
mall parking lot, someone shot Mo's spouse, but the killer
failed to steal her car, jewelry, money or credit cards.
Mo needs to know who and why so he engages Roscoe to find
the answers that shockingly takes the sleuth full circle
back to the border area where he was shot.
If LOVERS CROSSING is any indication of what readers can
expect from debut author James C. Mitchell, fans of private
investigative thrillers can expect some strong tales. The
story line hooks the audience from the opening prologue
when Roscoe as an INS Agent is shot until he completes his
tracking of 900 miles in one week on the odometer of the
car used by Mo's deceased wife. Readers will value this
taut tale of illegal border dealings (not just crossings)
that showcases a new talent.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 21, 2003