Connor, Hollywood homicide detective who has helped Alex Delaware in
the past, is the main character in this novel with only brief
references to Delaware.
A drive by shooting leaves four
seemingly random victims sprawled in a dance-club parking lot. Petra
is pressed to close the case but has no leads and can find no
apparent motive. The dead girl with the pink shoes that she is
unable to identify haunts Petra. Petra follows up on every tiny lead
that comes her way and eventually begins to unravel the real story
behind this shooting.
Isaac Gomez is a brilliant student
working on his doctoral dissertation through political connections
has been allowed to work at the police department and study the
files. He is writing "Discriminating and Predictive Patterns of
Solved and Unsolved Homicides in Los Angeles Between 1991 and 2001.
Petra Connor is ordered to take him under her wing.
Isaac discovers that every year on June 28 a homicide has
occurred and the same type weapon used in that homicide. As Isaac
continues to bend Petra's ear with more and more statistics she
becomes convinced that Isaac is on to something and they are both
working to solve this puzzle and hopefully prevent another murder on
June 28 of the current year.
Petra's boyfriend Eric has been
sent out of the country on a mission but is able to come back on a
few occasions and help Petra sift through the tangled web of facts
coming forth from her investigation of the drive-by shootings and
help her and Isaac on their quest for the June 28th killer.
enjoyed the book and liked Petra's character and I hope Kellerman
write more books sharing the life of Petra
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA E. REID
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