This is the 17th book in the FBI series but, unlike other series where you are at a serious disadvantage if you don’t read the books in sequence, each book is self-contained while peopled by a returning set of characters. Set in Maestro, Virginia and Washington, DC, this book continues the characters from the FBI series and adds a DEA agent. Maestro is home to more than Stanislaus School of Music. It’s hiding a major drug distribution network with tentacles to Spain and El Salvador. Meanwhile in DC, the son of the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, is found murdered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, frozen (it’s winter) and with every bone in his body broken. G+FBI agents Dillon Savage and his wife Sherlock are busy in DC trying to discover the motive for the murder. Other murders follow. The Maestro and DC mysteries are self-contained with the only overlap being that an FBI agent Dillon has convinced to move to DC from California. This agent is the brother of a student who returns to her apartment just in time to see a dead body in her bathtub before being knocked unconscious.
Review Submitted by: Rosalind Woolbright
Rating: Recommended and If you like reading about the FBI, then Highly Recommended.
Challenge: A book with a one word title.