Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chain Reaction by Diane Fanning

An elderly couple was out for their Sunday morning constitutional when their walk took them by the school and, just as they walked up, it blew up!

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this in ebook form for review (thank you).  It will be published March 1, 2014.  Add it to your TBR list for next year, it's worth a read.

Lucinda Pierce is a local cop.  Her lover, who would like to be her husband, is an FBI agent.  They both head out to the bomb blast but it's not long until Homeland Security shows up.  Working with three agencies is hard enough, but the Homeland Security guy is nuts.

Having worked for a municipality in the past where we had to work with a neighboring city and the county, I know about turf battles and wars over who's the boss.  Throw in an insane agent, a manipulative killer, and horny high school boys and you've got a real mess.

This is complicated plot with lots of misdirection and perpetual fights over whose case it was.  The locals don't give up, but they have to investigate discreetly.

I found myself really getting angry at the person who caused all the trouble and tried to wiggle out of it.  A person of authority is supposed to be a role model, not a person of low morals and a liar.  Some people deserve to be locked up.

The story line keeps you busy, and you want to shake Lucinda and say:  "Marry Jake, you fool!"  We'll have to read the next book in the series to see how that goes.  I'll be doing that because I like how these two cops work together and Ms. Fanning always creates interesting cases.

Happy reading

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