"delightful investigative tale"
When Frank Pavlicek received the call from a person
claiming to be Cassidy Drummond, daughter of the
Charlottesville, Virginia Congressman, he thought it a
prank. However, Cassidy persuades Frank that she is for
real so the former New York detective agrees to meet with
her and hear her reason for needing a private detective.
Cassidy believes her father Tor has done something to her
missing twin sister Cartwright. Though the evidence is
flimsy and Wright is probably warm and comfortable with
some guy, Frank begins to make inquiries. Perhaps he would
have reconsidered taking on the case if he knew the danger
to those he loves from uncovering family secrets and
betrayals. However, by threatening the birds he and his
associate Jake Tornado cherish as much as any falconer does
only makes Frank dig all the deeper.
Though less involved in falconry than its predecessor (see
the mega-excellent A WITNESS ABOVE), A KILLING SKY is a
delightful investigative tale. The action-packed story
line focuses mostly on Frank, who firmly believes he is
wasting his time and that of his client even as he begins
to uncover clues re the disappearance of Cartwright. The
secondary cast adds depth to the investigation though to
his family Tor, a Clintonesque-like player, seems so nasty
that one wonders if his charisma is enough to keep getting
him reelected. Still Andy Straka soars to wonderful
heights with his latest Pavlicek tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 2, 2002