Title – The Blonde Heiress
Author – Robert Schobernd
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Vigilante
135 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 2/15/17
No. 34 - 2017
Carter A. Johnson, ex-cop who is hired as a vigilante.
Harrison J. Withers, the mysterious man who contacts Carter to join a vigilante group.
Mayna Mortinson, ex video porn star, a widow until she married her defense attorney
Edward J. Smalley, defense attorney, Mayna’s husband
The novella length story opens with Carter A. Johnson awaiting a jury’s decision to send him to prison or find him innocent. Of course, he is innocent and leaves the court to submit his resignation from the Los Angeles Police Department.
While on a train headed out of town, he is contacted by Harrison J. Withers who hints at a job offer to be presented when they meet. Before meeting Harrison, Carter plots to get even with the five police officers who framed him. And get even he does.
His first case with the vigilante group is to investigate the murder of two people and the court decision to free the wife accused of the murders. He quickly gets a feeling in his gut that things aren’t as they appear. When Mayna, the blonde heiress, dies mysteriously he knows he is on the trail of a sadistic murderer. But knowing who the killer is and having evidence to present to a prosecutor are two different things. In the end, Carter gets his man and resorts to vigilante justice to prevent the killer from leaving the country.
I enjoyed the plot and the story and recommend it to those readers who are not put off by vigilante justice or descriptions of violent murders.
The editing, sentence structure and character development are good.
There are enough details to carry the plot and paint a clear picture of the characters and surroundings.
Research of Las Vegas and the surrounding area is apparent.
The plot is fast paced and interesting.
The writing style is crisp and fast moving.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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