A Catherine Mccloud mystery, No 2
Berkley Prime Crime
Sept 2011 / ISBN: 9780425243480
by Barbara Buhrer
Police detective Ryan Beckman and candidate for
the governor's seat David Matthews are having an affair. Knowing
that exposure would end his political ambitions he ends the affair.
Beckman is enraged and kills Matthews. She then leads the investigation
and sets up Matthew's wife to take the fall. Beckman was seen leaving
Matthew·s house the day he was killed. Now that witness must
be found and eliminated. The unknown person, a call girl on her
way to an appointment with Matthews, recognizes Beckman, realizes
what she is planning and fears for her life. She calls Catherine
McCloud, Denver Journal investigative reporter, who has been covering
Matthews' campaign, and insists that Beckman killed Matthews but
the girl is afraid to come forward to testify. McCloud seeks other
witnesses who can tie Beckman and Matthews together while Beckman
begins to eliminate those who can link them.
This is an action-packed thriller featuring a woman
who is struggling with her past while pursuing her career The race
between Beckman's attempt to cover her crime and McCloud's investigations
is a suspenseful one. The characters are well drawn and human.