A small-town cold case gets new life when a woman hands a 22-year-old private investigator his first assignment. Going with the notes his father used when he first investigated the case, Alex Bourque delves into the 31-year-old mystery: an 11-year-old boy, kidnapped without witnesses, abused and murdered. There is little evidence to go on except a white L on the boy's chest as well as a black smudge on his forehead, but with the help of his girlfriend Lauryn, Alex makes do with what he has and tries to solve the case from scratch.
Yet there are people who don't want him to find out what happened, and they'll go to any lengths to stop Alex from discovering the truth.
A classic whodunit in the vein of the late Robert B. Parker, COLD ALTAR is the first book in the Small Town PI series.
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Another great read by Sean Sweeney. Fast paced and interesting. This is a shorter book but well worth the time. I'm excited to start the next book in the series!
Young Alex, son of a detective, is going into business as a Private Eye, with his Dad's support. His first case is a cold case...as in FRIGID! It was his Dad's case, and he has gotten it, in the hopes that fresh blood will somehow see what's been missing these past 31 yrs. An 11 yr old boy was kidnapped and killed. Even before Alex (Ally) can get his head wrapped around the case, he's warned to back off, and when that doesn't work, a contract is put on him. Strangely enough, it's these things at actually start giving clues to what happened. This isn't a huge book, but it comes out swinging, and moves fast.