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FIVE STARS for Callahan and McLane #4
Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2016
I may be wrong but I am of the opinion that this series is about suspense with some romance and family issues (his son, her sister) thrown in. After all, the main characters are a member of the Oregon State Police Violent Crimes Unit and a special agent of the FBI. The premise behind this book was great.
It begins with the murder of Mason Callahan's departmental superior. From there, it moves to the death of an FBI agent, that occurred earlier, which was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner. Both are discovered wearing horror film character masks. Then there are two more OSP officers murdered. Who is targeting police officers and why? Who else is targeted for death? What is the reason for the masks?
Since Ava has recently returned from medical leave, her "plate" is not too full. Therefore, she and her partner are assigned to investigate for the FBI. The investigator for the OSP has to monitor Mason's participation since he is the last person to see with his "boss" alive and he discovered the body, making him a witness and a possible suspect.
Of course, any novel worth its salt, has side issues that seem to create diversions for the main character(s). Ava can't seem to avoid her twin sister's mental issues. Although Ava is paying for Jayne to be treated in an excellent institution, they even have her painting again. Still, Ava has serious questions about whether Jayne has figured out how to con the professionals into believing she really has improved more than she actually has.
Enter David. Ava meets him in a store "showing" Jayne's watercolors and he keeps turning up everywhere Ava goes, asking questions about Jayne. Who is he and why does he seem to be so interested in Jayne? Then, as Mason and Ava expected - and even warned the professionals at the institution about - Jayne proves she is "slicker" than the psychiatrists and therapists. Who is David and what is his interest in Jayne?
While all of this is going on, Ava has engaged a wedding planner. She is, however, having a difficult time finalizing the plans for their wedding.
This book is about the solving of the killing of four (almost five) law enforcement officers and it is attention grabbing and interest holding. You will enjoy this book if you like suspense with a side order of romance.