In this fictional account, a radical religious group uses blackmail to learn the identity of the child, and attempts to stack the Supreme Court in order to change what they find offensive. Through murder, arson and sleight of hand, they are determined to win their battle over abortion versus right to choose, and Judge Drury, a bounty hunter who deals with Tourette’s syndrome, is just as determined to stop them.
Bauer has a deft hand with characterization, and I enjoy watching his cast at work. The female antagonist in the story is frighteningly amoral, Drury’s k-9 partners are always there for him and his side-kick, an alcoholic little person adds a bit of levity to a rather grim story. The Native American Supreme Court Justice is another interesting character to follow as the plot unfolds and danger follows her.
This story deals with this controversial topic in a round-about way and will give the reader something to think about long after the last page is read.
Publisher - Intrigue Publishing LLC
Date of Publication - June 1, 2018