Jane Cordiotti mystery
Valley billionaire Philip Iverson is famous for helping needy children.
Shortly after donating 50 million dollars to build a cancer wing
on a children's hospital, he is found shot to death in the hotel
parking garage. An hour later a black Skid Row bum is found stabbed
Jane Cordiotti is assigned the high profile billionaire's case,
but feels she must also give equal attention to this other case.
As she investigates with her husband, detective Kenny Marks, she
finds unexpected connections with Iverson's past. Several murders
occur with similar characteristics which link him two original cases.
is political pressure brought by Iverson's wife to bring the serial
killer to justice while there is no clue as to the reason behind
the killings. In addition to this, Jane has problems working with
her husband and with an ambitious underling who resents being assigned
to working on the case of the bum.
characters are outstanding and powerful. The lives of Cordiotti
and Marks, which do not always mesh, and how they make things work
out are treated realistically. Jane must struggle to find a balance
between a career and marriage. The story moves fast with enough
plot twists to hold the attention of the reader. The dialogue is
fast and snappy.
is a well-written police procedural, a compelling page turner and
an exciting, suspenseful ride.