I am a sucker for a good mystery, especially one that contains the necessary elements. What is that for me: A good crime to solve, characters that mesh, a few twists and turns, fooling me and not allowing me to figure out the culprit or culprits in the first few pages, some nice swift action, and some witty dialogue. I probably left out a few things, but all that and more is contained in this novel. Not too bad. I suggest the read, enjoy it, and go for a ride that will provide you with some nice entertainment.
Here is the synopsis:
“They played games with murders; harmless games, it seemed, piecing together details from news reports; imagining theories about how and why; and wagering each other on the outcomes.
The Dunwright murders were tragic: Dillon and Martha were killed, and Brianne was missing. Still, like the others, this game wasn't supposed to be serious. But was it an execution or a kidnapping? And why was so little progress being made toward solving the case? Their curiosities fired up, Armis and Jake broke the rules and did their own sleuthing. If the investigation was being subverted, who was doing it, and why?
The mystery deepened when nine-year-old Brianne's dismembered remains were discovered weeks later and miles away-and Armis' quest for her killer became an obsession.
Yet, through encounters with corrupt lawmen, malevolent executives, and reticent family members, Armis was unable to find the answers he needed; until he met the mysterious Malwina. She insidiously drew him into her plan of personal vengeance, and closer to learning the reasons Brianne had to die. But as they intruded into a world where the bad guys seldom lose, the game turned dangerous...and deadly.”