"A fine addition to this excellent series"
In Century City, California, at the office of respected
plastic surgeon Dr. Bushnell, a patient pulls out a gun and
kills the receptionist, the nurse, and the physician. The
police believe that this was a premeditated crime of
passion because one of the bullets was fired directly into
the man's scrotum.
As in any such crime suspicion falls directly on the
immediate family. Homicide detective Jessie Drake and her
partner Phil quickly focus on Dr. Bushnell's adopted son
Ethan. The college student has been missing and it becomes
obvious that he is on the run from the police, his
biological family as well as his adopted one. By the time
Jessie finds and arrests him, she is no longer sure that he
is guilty of the crime. She thinks he's protecting
somebody close to him and she intends to prove it.
This is a very complex and juicy police procedural
starring a likable and independent protagonist who believes
in both the law and justice. The author humanizes Jessie
by showing her interactions with her dysfunctional family
as well as her tentative steps towards embracing her Jewish
heritage. Rochelle Krich is a gifted storyteller who knows
how to capture the interest of her audience.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 12, 2001