"enjoyable political legal thriller"
San Antonio District Attorney Chris Sinclair accompanies
his girlfriend psychiatrist Anne Greenwald on a visit to
her estranged father, Morris, notorious for his
questionable dealings in Texas politics and government.
Fortunately Chris' teenage daughter who resides with him is
staying with her grandparents for the weekend. Chris and
Anne are a bit surprised when they arrive at Morris' home
to find her former fiancÚ, Ben Sewell, there.
The unthinkable happens when Ben is murdered before their
Chris swears he saw the victim kill himself while Anne is
one hundred percent certain she saw someone shoot Ben, but
the cops let that person go free. Anne and Chris disagree
as to what happened even as the police arrest Morris for
the homicide. Though the case has caused a schism between
them, their love helps them form a bond to find the proof
that her father is not the killer, but their investigation
takes them into the highest levels of Lone Star society.
Fans who enjoy a political legal thriller will want to read
SLIVER MOON. The story line focuses on how two intelligent
witnesses see the same incident so differently. When the
tale stays within the frame, it is a powerful story that
leaves the reader to question what he or she sees (in a
gestalt way). When the plot veers into high stakes
conspiracy, it retains its excitement, but loses some of
the cerebral edge. Still Jay Brandon provides a deep novel
that will remain with the audience long afterward as each
fan will reconsider basic observations.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 30, 2003