When a man is found beaten, comatose and barely clinging to life with nothing more on him than an old black and white photograph tucked inside his breast pocket, the ensuing investigation to discover his identity and the motive behind his assault reveals a shocking trail of greed, murder and deception that stretches back more than fifty years and implicates the state's highest officials. More
How far would one man go to protect a family secret? Detective Murphy is about to find out. The Photograph begins with a case of mistaken identity in which the wrong man is viciously beaten, stripped of his valuables and identification, and left for dead in a rain-soaked parking lot. The only clue to his identity is an old black and white photograph tucked inside the breast pocket of his jacket--a photograph of a man, woman and young boy with the inscription "Dillon-1939" on the back. The circumstances surrounding the attack on the man known only as 'John Doe' are suspicious and Detective Murphy has a hunch the crime has more far-reaching implications than just a random Vegas robbery. With the photograph as his only lead, Detective Murphy teams up with journalist Lauren McArthur to discover the man's identity as well as the motive behind his assault before it's too late. As the complex investigation gradually unfolds, a shocking trail of greed, murder and deception is exposed that spans more than half a century and leads straight to the front steps of the governor's office.
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on Jan. 30, 2013 :
This book will keep you guessing throughout the entire storyline with unexpected shocks and cliffhangers. For being her first novel, Ann has done an excellent job composing a story that has something for everyone. It's heartfelt, yet twisted, leaving many readers wanting more. Can't wait to see what else this writer has to offer!
This story will NOT disappoint!
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)
on Sep. 6, 2012 :
Great story with twists and turns! Exhilerating! Why is this book not at the top of the NYTimes Bestsellers list yet??