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Theresa Janson
The Tribal Case
FBI Special Agent Samantha Wright inherits the case of her life when her mentor at the Bureau dies, leaving her compelled to finish the case in his memory. The case forces her to cross paths with Will Little Bear, a Cheyenne Indian guide who stumbled upon the latest victim, a young Native American boy, on his reservation. As an expert FBI Profiler, Special Agent Wright pursues the serial killer, forcing her to leave the comfort of her Washington DC office and travel to the wilderness of Montana during one of its most extreme winters. Her mission to prevent more innocent boys from falling victim to the killer, but in order to do that, she needs the help of Will Little Bear and his knowledge of the vast landscape. The journey for Sam and Will ensures with a blending of cultures, while enduring all the harsh Montana terrain can throw at them. Can Sam and Will track down the killer and bring justice to the Native American tribes? The determination to bring the case to fruition brings Sam and Will to the realization that anything worth having is worth waiting for.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.50 out of 10


Plot: Janson offers a fast-paced, gripping multiple murder mystery with an intense storyline that smartly reveals the protagonist's past personal traumas and present-day conflicts. Janson enriches this detective story with humor and sizzling romance.

Prose: Prose is clear and often poetic, with well integrated foreshadowing and authentic details relating to the work of an FBI agent and criminal profiler.

Originality: Readers will be easily emotionally invested in Janson's unique, character-driven mystery that integrates questions of cultural identity and deftly explores the lasting impact of violence and abuse.

Character Development: Janson's cast is comprised of contemporary, diverse characters as described through her protagonist's witty and discerning voice. Two polar opposite love interests will keep readers entertained, while the protagonist herself is a strong and inspiring survivor of personal trauma.


Date Submitted: May 08, 2018