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Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Release Date: January 2002
ISBN: 0786014199
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Mystery
Reviewer: Dennis Collins
Reviewer Notes:

Paint it Black
By PJ Parrish 

     Louis Kincaid is a tenacious survivor. After a nightmarish experience as a police officer in Michigan, he finds himself starting over on Florida's southwest coast. This time, he's caught up in the search for a serial killer. He's not a cop any more, but a private investigator, hired as a consultant to a very small police force faced with an overwhelming problem. Someone is killing black men in a ritualistic fashion and then spraying them with black paint. Louis teams up with police chief Dan Wainwright and FBI agent Emily Farentino to sort out the clues and answer the questions.

     This third book in the Louis Kincaid series is extremely well written. The characters are precisely drawn and believable and the story follows a logical and easily followed path. There's certainly nothing predictable or boring here. The pace is steady and quick, with enough action to satisfy the most restless reader.

     I was especially impressed with the action-packed climax to the story. It arrived at precisely the right time with enough of a surprise element to keep the excitement level exactly where it needed to be. PJ Parrish just gets better and better.

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