Sam Dane is a private investigator that has arrived on planet Talos to investigate the death of a banker named Beauchesne. The police say it was a mugging gone bad. His wife, Isla, says murder and she’s quite willing to pay whatever it takes to find the killer.
It doesn’t take Dane long to determine that murder was more likely than a mugging. As he speaks to friends, family, co-workers, all say the same thing. The victim was an honest man. He didn’t cheat on his wife, he didn’t adjust funds of customers, he didn’t steal.
Dane was skeptical at first, but came to believe it. He wanted to wrap it up because there was no one else to talk to. Isla convinces him to keep on poking.
He must be doing something because an assassin tries to take him out, groups grab and question. Even some of the police help him to “fall” into doors and walls.
Only one cop believes him, but knows the stakes are high on this one and he has to live here.
A nice little thriller with political intrigue entering things and making his simple investigation get really tough.
Liked this one, the second entry in the series. I will surely be finding the first book.
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