"Complex, intricate and totally absorbing police procedural"
Lieutenant Lou Boldt of the Seattle Police department is
back in the field and enjoying every moment of it except
that two women have disappeared and the police don't have a
clue what happened to them. One of the women is his wife's
friend so it is very important to Lou that he solves the
case so the families can have some kind of closure.
Police psychologist Lieutenant Daphne Matthews finds
herself deeply involved in a case that might tie in to
Lou's. The brother of a woman who was killed and thrown
off a bridge insists he has some knowledge about the two
missing women. The problem is that he wants to deal on his
own terms with only Daphne with whom he has taken an unholy
Readers of this long running and popular series will feel
very comfortable with the way the characters are evolving,
especially Sergeant La Moia who is in control of his sexual
and drug addictions. His relationship with Daphne is also
evolving into something more personal and the audience will
think this pairing makes for a better story. The mystery
is complex, intricate and totally absorbing, a one sitting
read that shows why Ridley Pearson is the grandmaster of
the police procedural.