"A work that is impossible to put down"
Holly Barker is going to the chapel to get married.
Her best friend Daisy, her Doberman Pincher, will serve as
the maid of honor. However, Holly's elation abruptly turns
to horror when her fiancÚ is murdered during a bank robbery
that turned violent. Holly leads the official
investigation that takes her to a town not found on the
most detailed of maps. The inhabitants are white
supremacists who recruit Holly's dad Ham into joining their
Ham pretends to join the militia and quickly assumes a
key role amidst the group. Holly and her law enforcement
peers obtain Ham's cooperation and he places listening
devices in the organization's encampment. This enables
them to learn that Ham is selected to assassinate a VIP,
but no one knows whom the intended victim is. Unless they
can learn the identity of the target, someone will die.
Stuart Woods has his more famous character Stone
Barrington makes cameo appearances in ORCHID BLUES, which
allows fans to feel a greater connection to the Barker
series. Holly is a humorous independent soul who copes
with grief by diving headfirst into a mystery filled with
more twists and turns than that found in a maze. This is a
good read on a cold winter's night.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 7, 2001