Crime consultant Scott Drayco is in the middle of a thorny case in Washington, D.C. involving murder victims who were all wheelchair-bound. Then out of the blue, he gets a worried call from a friend on Virginia's Eastern Shore about an attack on an innocent disabled girl.
Working once again with Sheriff Sailor and Deputy Nelia Tyler, Drayco discovers almost everyone believes the girl's attack was an accident. But he begins to suspect otherwise when he crosses paths with a badly disfigured man and the man's enigmatic Goth son, as well as one of the smoothest and most dangerous figures Drayco has encountered in his career.
Meanwhile, his conflicted feelings toward the soon-to-be-divorced town councilman's wife, Darcie Squier, continue to simmer under the surface and threaten to undermine his focus and cloud his judgment. And he's well aware he needs to keep his faculties razor-sharp if he's to solve the riddle of whether the cases in D.C. and the Eastern Shore are linked—or is he dealing with not one monster, but two?
A True Whoduit
Good organization. Good cast of characters believabile and appealing. More suspects than the proverbial stick can be shook at.
Requiem for Innocence
Always a challenging read...filled with twists and turns. Characters deserving to be found guilty even though innocent.
Another great mystery
The Scott Drayco mysteries keep getting better and better. The characters are interesting and engaging. The mysteries baffling. Great job. I look forward to lots more of his stories.