Paradox – Catherine Coulter
I was fortunate to receive this novel from Netgalley.com as an Advance Reader Copy, in exchange for an objective review.
Savich and Sherlock are back again, as they investigate the murder of one of their own.
In the wee hours of the morning, Sherlock awakens, feeling that something is not right. As she checks on her young son Sean, she finds someone standing over his bed with a knife. Gun in hand, she protects her son, but the would-be kidnapper dives out the window and escapes.
Meanwhile in Maryland, a police chief is sipping her morning coffee, and witnesses a murder out on the lake in front of her. She hollers, but by the time she is able to summon help, there is no trace of the killer. The body is retrieved and identified as a criminal defense lawyer who was well known to FBI team members – but other skeletal remains are also found on the lake bottom.
Savich and Sherlock are summoned to assist with the investigation, and in a timely fashion, their suspect is identified – a young man whom the murder victim had defended, who has recently escaped from prison. As Savich and Sherlock attempt to protect their son and to catch a killer, other small mysteries are revealed. Who killed Mr. Henry years ago, and what was the significance of his belt buckle? Who would want to hurt Gunny, and what could she possibly know?
This book races to a stunning conclusion as all these questions and more are answered with twists and turns you may not see coming! A must read for Coulter fans, and a great book overall!!