By Tom Corcoran
The suspected homicide of a long-missing lady, the loss of life of an aged mentor, and the suicide of Key West's well known mayor are printed in one April day. Alex Rutledge, a contract photographer with part-time forensic ties to the Monroe County Sheriff's division and the major West Police division, needs to accompany fishing consultant and pal Sam Wheeler to spot a physique in Broward County. Hours later, after Alex is again at the island, a Key West detective coerces him into documenting Mayor Gomez's loss of life. Alex additionally learns he needs to administrate the property of Naomi Douglas, the lady who inspired his artistic photography.
Alex quickly suspects that not anything is because it appears to be like. The police opt for to not see crimes. purely Rutledge senses foul play at the island, a hyperlink among the deaths, and the specter of extra peril.
Home-front problems compound the quandary. Teresa Barga, Alex's new housemate, is absorbed by means of the coming on the town of Whitney Randolph, a faculty good friend with funds, wild tales, bent morals, and extra alibis than an octopus has suckers. Randolph, it apears, has already slithered into the unfolding suspense, linking himself to rip-off sufferers and homicide victims.
Alex needs to forget about a dating long past bitter, then specialize in wisps of clues to attach the earlier and current. buddies act out of personality, officers turn into duplicitous, and threats of violence take Alex to the main harmful war of words of his lifestyles.
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