I love all of Lynda LaPlante's books but this is one of my favorites. She is a great writer and always produces great police procedurals. This is a fast paced mystery that will keep you guessing and your heart racing until the end. I loved the characters and their development. This is the second book in the Jack Warr series but it can be read as a stand alone. But if you do you will be missing the joy of being introduced to Jack Warr. Jack has a problem with authority so the sections dealing with that are pretty predictable. However his skill at solving crimes is what makes this book so intriguing. I loved the cover and it drew me in. Thank you to Bookish First for the win. If you are a Lynda LaPlante fan do not miss this new series. You will not regret reading this great mystery. I gave this book five stars and I am anxiously waiting for the next book in the series.