The Bayside Strangler claimed five victims before Dwayne
Allen Davis was tried, convicted and executed. The man who
tried that case, First ADA Owen Nelson rose to prominence
for his handling of the case and is now the District
Attorney. He is running for governor of California and
Kali O'Brien who helped him prosecute that case is now a
Kali is thinking of going into partnership with legal peer
and friend Annie Bailey when Anne is killed in a manner
similar to that of some of the victims of the Bayside
Strangler. Owen hires Kali to liaison with the police on
the case. Both pray that the state didn't execute an
innocent man. To complicate matters even further, it
becomes obvious by the third homicide that the killer has
some link to the previous investigation because the culprit
has knowledge only somebody close to the case would have.
COLD JUSTICE is a fascinating police procedural starring a
heroine who is likable, believable and endearing. There is
a plethora of suspects who could be the murderer and
readers won't be able to judge who the real killer is until
the author chooses to reveal the identity of that person.
Jonnie Jacobs is a very skilled writer who gets better with
each book she writes.