IN HARM’S WAY
Pearson manages to team up the heroes from both his suspense series for a transfixing tale filled with secrets both large and small. At the center of the story lies Sheriff Walt Fleming, and this book in particular explores the relationships in his life. With a Pearson novel, you can always expect to get riveting suspense, excellent characterization and a well-crafted plot!
The murder of a woman in Seattle has repercussions for Sheriff Walt Fleming in Sun Valley, Idaho, when he is contacted by legendary homicide detective Lou Boldt. Boldt believes Caroline Vetta’s death can be linked to her connection to several sports bigwigs currently in Sun Valley.
When the battered body of recent parolee Martel Gale is found by the roadside, Fleming’s investigation kicks into high gear. Ex-football player Gale was the prime suspect in Vetta’s death, so his murder complicates things. Walt’s personal life is also getting complicated as he finally makes a romantic move toward Fiona Kenshaw, the department’s photographer. Fiona, however, has secrets that place her at the center of this case. (PUTNAM, Aug., 400 pp., $25.95)