Silent Witness: A Sam Kincaid Mysteryby Michael Norman
Sam Kincaid and Kate McConnell must once again look beneath the obvious in an increasingly dangerous scenario.The armored car robbery went terribly awry, leaving two people dead. One was a member of the gang believed responsible for the crime. Walter Bradshaw, the 45-year-old leader of the Reformed Church of the Divine Christ, is charged with capital murder and… See more details below
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Sam Kincaid and Kate McConnell must once again look beneath the obvious in an increasingly dangerous scenario.The armored car robbery went terribly awry, leaving two people dead. One was a member of the gang believed responsible for the crime. Walter Bradshaw, the 45-year-old leader of the Reformed Church of the Divine Christ, is charged with capital murder and aggravated robbery. Bradshaw leads an arch-conservative, anti-government group of Mormon polygamists who were once a part of Warren JeffsA[a¬a[ Fundamentalist Church. Captured after a high-speed chase, Bradshaw currently sits in a cell at the Utah State Prison, awaiting trial for the armored car fiasco. The rest of the Bradshaw gang remains at large.Then two days before BradshawA[a¬a[s preliminary hearing, Arnold Ginsberg, one of two witnesses to the robbery, is stabbed and bludgeoned to death in a parking garage in downtown Salt Lake City. That same evening, the second witness, 24-year old AA University of Utah student Robin Joiner, narrowly escapes being kidnapped as she walks across campus to her car…. This is the sequel to The Commission, named one of the best books of 2007 by Publishers Weekly.
Meet the Author
MICHAEL NORMAN is a writer and retired journalism professor who lives in an absolutely unhaunted house near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.Paul. Beth Scott, who died in early 1994, was full-time freelance writer for more than thirty-five years.
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In Salt Lake City, police officer Kate McConnell investigates the brutal murder of Arnold Ginsberg and the disappearance of Robin Joiner they are the eyewitnesses to a failed armored car robbery. Utah Department of Corrections Special Investigations Branch Chief Sam Kincaid joins Kate on her inquiry because the alleged armored robbery gang's leader, Mormon polygamist Walter Bradshaw awaits trial without any witnesses to testify against him. --- At the same time as he works on the Bradshaw case, Sam also deals with his former wife filing for custody of their daughter. Still in spite of the distraction in his personal life that tears at his guts, Sam diligently and obstinately works the investigation along side of Kate both hoping the college student who was snatched remains alive. --- SILENT WITNESS, the sequel to (see THE COMMISSION), is an enjoyable Utah police procedural that uses the headlines of the Jett case to tell a strong investigative tale. Kate and Sam are competent cops trying to do the job, which entails rescuing a twentyish college coed while the brass hinders their efforts. Sam¿s personal life also intrudes on the investigation, but it is his new CYA boss who makes the inquiry that much more difficult. Michael Norman provides a fine thriller. --- Harriet Klausner
This was an excellent book and it rates another five star rating. I have discovered another great author in Micheal Norman, I want to read all of his books. What a fast paced, exciting, suspeneful novel this was. I loved the main characters. So much drama going on, I think my head was spinning from so much excitment. There was only one flaw, at the end, I was left hanging. It ended kind of abruptly. I wanted to know what kind of decision was made regarding Sara and the future of Kincaid's employment in the prison system. I highly recommend reading this book. I promise, you will enjoy it.