The story concerns a date book that is lost by a female “escort”. Gina Gallagher is a personal trainer by day and a high class hooker by night. When the men in her date book start showing up dead and threats are made to her, then Sean and Maggie start a hunt that is a race against time.
Gina is portrayed in a realistic and yet sympathetic manner. The story ramps up quickly and becomes a page turner in the best sense.
We are presented with a twisted skein of false clues, unreliable witnesses and motives galore.
The novel is set in Scottsdale, Arizona and makes full use of this unique location. Thane gives us a palpable feel for the place by using real locales. We get a true sense of both the city’s shape, it’s people and it’s life.
Any readers who like Michael Connelly and the tense urban dramas he portrays will find this book a terrific read.
A Shadow Review
Steve Shadow Schwartz
For further reading in a similar vein try:
PENANCE by Daniel O’Shea