Thursday, March 25, 2010

STORM PEAK by John A. Flanagan (Berkley Trade)

In this new detective series, the author introduces us to former Denver Homicide Detective Jesse Parker, and Steamboat Springs Sheriff Lee Torrens. The recently divorced Parker has returned home to Steamboat Springs after the death of his Denver homicide partner. The sheriff was his high school sweetheart and is still in love with him. A serial killer is stalking the tourists in Steamboat Springs and Jesse is talked into becoming a deputy to help identify and capture the murderer. Jesse’s ex-wife, a TV news reporter, arrives in Steamboat Springs to cover the murders. This creates an interesting triangle while the reader wonders which woman is going to end up with Jesse or which woman will be murdered! The murders are bloody and the killer always seems to be one step ahead of the cops. The book is fast paced and difficult to put down. I am looking forward to the next Jesse Parker story.

Review by Helen Jones
FTC full disclosure - book provided by the publisher

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