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Posted December 23, 2012
This is the second book by David Grace that I have read. It is
This is the second book by David Grace that I have read. It is about Texas sheriff, Jubal Dark, who is facing a reelection campaign. Due to his inability to capture a killer four years ago, many of the people of the county have lost faith in Jubal’s ability to act as sheriff. Will he still be sheriff when the votes are counted?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A Texas Ranger, Buck Nevins, has become a sore spot in Jubal’s life and refuses to work with him to capture three convicts who escaped custody. Forensics specialist, Holly Sharpe, a former Ranger who worked for Buck, wants to help Dark capture the convicts even though he tells her there is no work for her in his department.
Not to give too much of the story away, I will say that the twists and turns of this lawman story is one I couldn’t put down. With the new murders in Dark’s jurisdiction, an old unsolved murder, Holly’s relentless desire to help and a departmental leak, this is a book to curl up with for a good read.
Mr. Grace is a wonderful writer who has the ability to capture a reader’s attention and hold it. His writing pulls the reader into the story and makes you want to keep reading far into the night. If you are looking for a crime thriller, I highly recommend this book.
Posted May 5, 2012
Great Crime Book
Jubal Dark has been a tough common-sense sheriff for 20 years and is facing down a re-election that is not going well. In fact, he full expects to lose. Although Dark has caught his share of criminals, there is a hostile attitude in town concerning three escaped killers and an unsolved murder cold case of a young girl.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The characters are all believable. Dark is a very likeable character as a widower and father of an adult daughter. Holly Sharps is a crime scene tech working for Texas Ranger Buck Nevis. Buck allows her to make coffee, file, and pick up his dry cleaning. Holly offers to help Dark solve his cold case and work for free if he will just give her a chance.
This is a pretty gritty tale and although it had a little more violence than I like, I was impressed with the quality writing and suspenseful plot. This is a great crime drama!