Published by William Morrow on September 8th 2015
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Received a copy of the book through Goodreads first reads giveaway.
The was the first J.A. Jance book that I have read. It is #22 in the series but I thought that it stood very well as a stand alone novel for me! I know that most of these characters were in other books and some of them I would have loved to have learned more about their back story but that did not take away from my enjoyment of this book. If anything, it made me want to read previous books in the series!
I especially enjoyed the Indian stories/folklore that began each chapter.
In short, the very beginning scene of the book sets up the mystery that 2 seasoned lawmen have to solve. Prospector Amos Warren and Big Bad John Lassiter fight over a woman. Warren’s body is found in the dessert and Lassiter goes to jail for the murder. Lassiter did not commit the crime and the two lawmen come together to solve the cold crime and recent homicides in Seattle. As the reader, we know who killed Amos Warren and we get to watch as the events in the book unfold. I wont give anything away. Sometimes I like know who the killer is and sometimes I do not. In this case, I think it is a nice touch for the story as there is more going on with this character and we get to see that as the book unfolds.
I thought this was a solid read. I enjoyed it.