Hutch Van Buren is the Attorney General of Ohio and bored beyond belief. Always someone who roots for the underdog and a talented, driven prosecutor, he longs for more of… something.
‘Something’ walks into his office one day without an appointment. Black binders carried by prison guard Reno Moretti.
Lester Yates, the Egypt Valley Strangler is on death row for the murder of numerous women. Moretti believes Yates is innocent and his binders contain compelling information.
Van Buren assembles a team to investigate and time is short. Yates has about 6-weeks before his execution.
What follows is a propulsive read with interesting characters, excellent pacing and pulled threads that take you smoothly along.
For me there were no real surprises in the book and I liked that for a change. Certainly what is does have, is some of the most fluid and engaging writing I’ve ever read. A highly recommended read.
~ June Lorraine
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