The reader is quickly introduced to FBI agent Mitchell Parker and his team and is as surprised as they are to find this seemingly simple police matter turned over to the FBI.
The book is the third in the Mitchell Parker series, and I found it difficult keeping the characters straight at the beginning. It is tricky reintroducing characters in each book in a series, as the writer must make certain he/she rebuilds each character for the new readers without boring readers who have met these characters in a past book. I think Goltz got a bit bogged down in this but not enough to turn me away.
The reader is introduced to the stereo-typical neo-Nazi characters and realize that there is a bigger mystery for the FBI to solve than just some vandalism and bigotry. Who exactly was Eli Hoefer, and why has he garnered so much attention. As we follow the team, little bits of information are revealed which make us question the history of this man.
Goltz does a good job with the dynamics of the team. They have obviously worked together before and enjoy a relationship that allows them to succeed in their various missions. She refers back to other characters and events that obviously occurred in previous books in the series, but instead of confusing me she made me want to read those books as well. The dialog moves along, and at times I found the descriptions a bit tedious, but on the whole the exciting passages made this a book that I am happy to recommend.
Publisher - Atlas Productions
Date of Publication - December 24, 2014