"Shots fired!" Detective Jake Roberts went outside the law to capture the serial killer, Jared Hamilton. His superiors in Atlanta Homicide gave Jake a choice––retire, or face criminal prosecution. He decided to retire and move to LA with his Hollywood agent girlfriend Caitland. He writes best-selling crime novels. Caitland and Jake go to Phoenix to visit his childhood friend. Superstar comedian Bobby Goode has returned to where he started to do four shows. During his opening night show, Bobby humiliates a heckler. Later that night, Phoenix homicide detectives Wynter Williams and Vince Farina investigate a murder. Jake happens onto the crime scene the next morning and is asked to consult on the case. Jake and Wynter have growing suspicions about who the killer might be. They arrive to see Bobby's last show before he leaves for New York City.
A wonderful page turning thriller!Welcome back to my new favorite detective Jake Roberts who has recently been forced to retire from the police force. On his vacation, he is asked to consult on a murder case. The excellent thing about this author’s style of writing is that he keeps the text and language simple with exceptional character traits of the main characters. He cleverly let's the reader know who the killer is and an excellent game of cat and mouse ensues between killer and detective, which provides a wonderful page turning thriller. The creation of Jake Roberts rates alongside James Patterson's Alex Cross and Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks, who all concentrate on the personal psyche and lives of the detectives.