By Lee E.
Keller had his career as a defensive back for the Oakland Raiders
shortened by a knee injury and his subsequent police profession
ended after witnessing the tragic death of a young child. Now he
finds himself back in his hometown of Detroit, partnered with his
brother in a private investigation venture. Linc is a likable and
determined sort of guy with a reasonably respectful value base.
He sometimes bends the rules but never to the breaking point.
takes a case which involves finding a long lost singing group known
as "The Sentiments." The quintet's rapidly rising star
was suddenly extinguished when they disappeared forty-some years
ago after appearing at popular nightclub in Detroit's "Black
Bottom." Erotica, a beautiful and mysterious woman is the client
who hires the private detective to locate missing fraternity.
a cold scent is a big enough challenge, but when Linc begins his
investigation, he's further hampered by a cloud of misinformation,
withheld facts, and violent attempts to stop his hunt for the answers.
He encounters a variety of players along the way, some of them helpful,
some interesting and amusing, and some of them downright dangerous.
plot is complicated but very well-presented and each member of the
unusually large cast of characters is individually developed enough
to make them unique and keep things from getting confusing. It's
an exiting story that doesn't allow itself to get bogged down by
the necessary mundane details that surround any investigation.
Lee Meadows show his Detroit roots with his understanding of the
city's culture, heritage, and geography. He has a poetic and melodic
command of the language that keeps you wanting to read more.