"Enthralling and poignant police procedural"
Homicide Task Force Commander Lieutenant Mike Sanchez and
detective sergeant April Woo are partners both in their
professional and personal lives much to the dismay of their
respective mothers who want them partnered to someone from
their own race. Although April loves Mike, she has turned
down his proposal of marriage numerous times, fearing the
wrath of her mother Skinny Dragon. Frustrated by her
refusals, Mike remains optimistic, as he is not one to give
The latest case they are working on allows Mike to use
some interesting methods to get his lover to accept the
idea of marriage to him. April and Mike are determined to
bring in the killer of orthodox Jew Tova Schoenfeld, who
was shot moments before she was to take her wedding vows.
At first, the brass thinks it is a hate crime but when a
second bride is shot while entering St. Patrick's
Cathedral, April and Mike realize they have a maniac on
their hands that must be stopped.
The events of September 11th are reflected in the
thoughts of the heroine, making THE SILENT BRIDE an even
more enthralling and poignant police procedural. Leslie
Glass humanizes her protagonists so that readers understand
what the heroes feel because though the narrative readers
are given insight into hearts and minds of Mike and April.
The who-done-it is an intricate puzzle with tantalizing
clues sprinkled throughout the story line. This author's
novels should be included on every crime thriller fans must
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 10, 2002