I’d like to thank Trace Conger for sending me the review copy of The Prison Guard’s Son. I’ve been hooked on the Mr. Finn novels since I read the first one. That was The Shadow Broker, which won a Shamus Award. (Read my review here.)
While the first two books dealt with aspects of unlicensed PI Finn Harding’s family, this one takes him a bit farther afield. Set approximately one year after the events in Scar Tissue (review here), Finn is hired by a retired prison guard whose eight year old son was murdered two twelve year olds after they took him from a mall. Although tried as adults, the killers were sent to a juvenile facility and released when they turned 18. For some reason they were put in the federal witness protection program.
Now the grieving father wants Finn to find them. Not because he intends to offer forgiveness, either. Just the opposite. He wants to kill them. Continue reading