A double murder is discovered in one of Los Anglesí most elite neighborhoods. The house, or rather huge mansion, was under construction, but work stopped two years
ago. The dead couple is found in a rather compromising position, posed by their murderer.
L.A. Police Lieutenant and good friend to psychologists Alex Delaware, Milo Sturgis is called in to investigate. The identity of the male is quickly established:
well-known eco-friendly architect Desmond Backer, found in the very type of house he despises. The young woman is not so easily identified.
As Milo works the case, he is tossed many red herrings. First the ownership of the house is in question
- is it Arabs, Asians, Muslims, or none of the above? Is the death an act of vengeance or eco-terrorism, or something more? Milo uses his old friend Alex Delaware as a sounding board as he steadily works through the quagmire that this case this quickly become.
After many books featuring Alex and Milo working together the reader may be pleased to see Milo take the lead in this one. He shines in the investigation and proves his mettle in the interrogation room on more than one occasion.
Once again, Jonathan Kellerman demonstrates why he easily climbs the bestseller chart with each new book he writes.