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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Procedural
As Bland revisits her Marti MacAlister series, this experienced, down-to-earth Illinois police detective tries to discover the identity of a skeleton and unravel the murder of an archeology student who was digging near the home of a prominent family.
When Larisa Linski's body is found
Marti and partner Vik must search
As the detectives try to find a link between the practices of Josiah's ancestors and the present-day murders, Bland keeps the story moving at a fast pace with Marti encountering attempts on her life and Vik coping with his ailing wife. The finale is a cliffhanger that will leave the reader filling in the blanks. (Dec., 288 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Published: December 2003