P.I. Duke Rogers gets the address for what he's been told is a missing classmate. He gives the address to a new client and the next day learns that the missing classmate was a TV actress and the client, a crazed fan who murdered her.
He's morally bound to find the killer and goes to the woman's home. Teddie Matson was a black TV actress and the Rodney King decision has been has come down. Racial hatred is at its peak and Duke is in danger. Looting and burning begins and life is at risk for any white people in the streets.
There is a secondary story of a woman named Laurie Hamilton who is also being bothered by a stalker. The police are busy with the riots and her stalker more brazen. She turns to Duke for help.
While the author tells a good story, I would have liked more character development. Little is known about Teddie or Laurie's past so it's hard to feel real sympathy for their plight. In addition, I would like to know more about some of the black characters to understand why they felt such hatred.
The dialog is well done and fans of Elmore Leonard and Lawrence Block will enjoy this novel. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
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Mike Draper (mikedraper)
Michael A.Draper is a financial planner with Mass Mutual in North Haven, CT. Married to Diana for 46 years, one son and daughter-in-law and two lovely granddaughters. … more
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