19359079Max Allan Collins once again delivers a thriller that doesn’t let go once it sucks you in.

A Supreme Court justice is killed. It looks like a bungled robbery, but former Secret Service agent Joe Reeder spots something in the security tapes that tells him it was an assassination. He’s an expert at kinesics, reading body language, and that ability gets him invited as a consultant on the investigation.

Reeder once took a bullet aimed for a President he didn’t like and voicing that opinion caused his resignation. People just don’t like him and it takes a second Justice’s murder to change a few minds about his theory.

Now it’s a race to find out the truth for Reeder. He;s got a new partner that doesn’t quite trust him and family in peril.

Another winner from Collins and plotter/researcher Matthew V. Clemens.