The Prison Guard’s Son
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
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A few months ago I reviewed the first volume in a new PI series, The Shadow Broker by Trace Conger. At the time it was a finalist for the Shamus Award for best independently published novel. Since then, it has won the award. So congratulations to Mr. Conger for the win. It was well deserved. I’d also like to say thank you to him for the review copy of Scar Tissue.
The story picks up about three months after the end of The Shadow Broker. Finn has moved from his house boat into an apartment in Cincinatti that he shares with his father. He still spends weekends with his daughter. He also spends a considerable amount of time with his new girlfriend, who just happens to be the nurse at his daughter’s school. His ex-wife is still living with the doctor she left him for, but that’s about to change. It seems the doctor has a little secret. Continue reading