"An exciting police procedural"
Wyoming Special Agent Anton Burns goes to Laramie to
investigate the death of a young female mountain climber.
The local officials quickly declare that Kate Dunning died
from an accidental fall, but Anton has immediate doubts
that a major cover-up is occurring.
As he begins to make inquiries into the final days of Kate,
Anton also deals with his media image of "Quick Draw"
and "rogue cop" for recently killing thugs in a nasty
confrontation. He also receives no support from his
superiors on the Laramie case, but plugs away. Soon his
investigation leads to a series of beatings and literally
one cliffhanging scenario after another. Still the
obstinate but disillusioned law enforcement official
continually climbs uphill trying to expose the conspiracy
that conceals the murder of Kate.
Though an exciting police procedural with the added
dimension of mountain climbing, EDGE OF JUSTICE is
overwhelmed with too many subplots. When the story line
focuses on Anton's investigation of Kate's death, it is a
fast-paced thriller that takes no prisoners. When the tale
spins into Anton's personal life through his girlfriend and
his brother, it feels like intruders have invaded the prime
theme. Still Clinton McKinzie provides sub-genre readers
with a strong novel that hopefully will lead to future
appearances of the heroic Anton, but in a more taut tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 11, 2002