This is an engaging novel. It is the ninth one featuring Tracy Crosswhite, a Seattle police detective now working on cold cases. How have I missed this series? I am frequently skeptical when a male author writes a female lead but Dugoni has done a great job developing a tenacious heroine. She is willing to pursue a case and find the truth even when it means her own career might be in jeopardy. There is a good balance of investigative work and Tracy's personal life. There are also good hints to Tracy's background for those of us reading this one but having missed the previous ones.
This novel deals with police issues from decades ago. We read of the lure of money and the temptation to use police activity to gain it. We see how Tracy gets frustrated in her work by the political influence on police work. We see the reward of Tracy solving a cold case, of putting the welfare of a citizen above her own.
Dugoni's writing style is a pleasure to read. The plot kept me engaged and I loved the setting as one does not read of Seattle often.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
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