A cold-case murder fifteen years ago halted promising developments in the quest for clean energy when the rumored prototype of a groundbreaking water engine was stolen or destroyed. Now the race is on to repower America, and Cooper Brant, still grieving that long-ago murder of his father, suddenly finds his family visited by a second violent death, raising the stakes to unearth lost secrets. When Coop discovers how the two crimes are linked, a grim message becomes clear. He's next.
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About the Author
Michael Craft is the author of a dozen prior novels and three stage plays, including "Pink Squirrels," which has been adapted to film. He resides in Rancho Mirage, California. Visit the author's website at www.michaelcraft.com.
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The Macguffin: A Mystery based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Intriguing plot and storyline, but fell down on story telling. It dragged to a good ending. For first time readers of MIchael Craft, I'd suggest one of the later Mark Manning books or any of the Claire Gray series.
Cooper Brant is the architect who designed the new Emery Energy headquarters, a job he got primarily because he is married to the daughter of Bix Emery, the patriarch who controls the company (and his family, all of whom work for it) in its new direction, from being oil-centric to becoming more involved in alternative energy research and development. Bix and his deceased wife's spoiled canine, Pyrite, seem to be everywhere, and built homes for each family member in a secured country club development. "Coop's" father was a well-known TV cowboy, who also dabbled in alternative energy research, before his unsolved murder fifteen years earlier. That crime was never solved, but, since Coop was the one who discovered the body, the original police detective still pursued the "cold" case, and hoped to get Coop's cooperation. Both Coop and the detective are shocked by another violent death in the family (Coop's never-do-well stepson), and everyone has theories of who could have killed him in order to advance their standing in the family business. The key to the murder may be in a box that Coop is given by a friend he hasn't seen in more than a decade. Michael Craft - known best for his "Mark Manning" and "Claire Gray" mystery series - is a masterful mystery writer, and this is his first novel in six long years. It's well worth waiting for, and is an exciting page-turner that any mystery buff will consume like a hearty steak dinner . . . after being hungry for six years! Outstanding, five stars out of five. - Bob Lind, Echo Magazine