Hoping to quickly re-unite brother and sister, Justin starts the search that will ultimately lead him to Devon Walker's murdered body, and the bodies of a dozen more murdered African-American teens. When he finds that they all had been reported missing, but none had been properly investigated, he begins to wonder if there is an inside connection.
Justin, African-American himself, comes from a prominent St. Louis family. His father is a well liked U.S. Congressman who is planning to retire. He wants Justin to run for his seat, and this investigation might hamper his chances. Justin, attempting to get over the death of his wife while raising their daughter, does not particularly want to replace his father, and certainly won't halt his investigation to better his political chances.
Trafford does a good job building his characters in his latest novel, and by the time I finished the book I was anxiously searching for news of a possible sequel. Justin Glass is a strong protagonist who could definitely keep my interest in several more sequels to this book. I also enjoyed the glimpses into life in St. Louis, and the in-fighting of family politics.
Justin's family, particularly his obviously intelligent daughter, offered a welcomed break in the search for answers to these heinous crimes, and the possibility of vigilante justice gave me something to think about long after I finished reading the book.
Publisher - Thomas & Mercer
Date of Publication - August 1, 2017