Dee Henderson returns to fiction with a captivating stand-alone tale of romance, mystery and suspense that pairs Ann Silver, “Midwest Homicide Investigator,” with Paul Falcon, “FBI’s top murder cop.” Divided into eight segments, five parts introduce multifaceted characters while three bring the complex, multi-plot narrative to a fascinating conclusion.
Readers first meet FBI Special Agent, Paul Falcon at a Chicago crime scene where he finds four bodies, a narcotics cop shot twice in the back, once in the head and three “civilians” who got in the shooters way.
In a few short pages they meet Ann Silver, pilot, writer, small-town sheriff and homicide consultant for the Midwest police departments with information that could solve thirty cold cases by a mysterious assassin known as “The Lady Shooter.” It’s a case she’s eager to hand off to the FBI.
Add secrets, government cover-ups, a serial assassin, murder, romance, faith, love, wealth, an extensive loving family and readers are treated to a book that’s hard to put down. From Paul’s first meeting with Ann, her detailed account of a mysterious death in the Midwest to her professional affiliations with all branches of law-enforcement, this never-married, mature FBI guy’s interest is engaged.
Still, Ann wants friendship and little more because of a horrifying case she revisits in her dreams where she wakes in fear, reliving her torture once again. Even though she has many friends, some very influential, her most trustworthy companion is her dog Midnight, who she calls “Black.”
The complex storyline wraps an extraordinary love story inside a unique mystery, a feat not many writers can accomplish, without one suffering from the other. Yet Dee does that and more, with her fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat, character driven narrative that keeps pages turning to find out what-happens-next.
Some features of the book I especially appreciated. She doesn’t use curse words, violence, and sexual innuendo to tell her story. She doesn’t use blow-by-blow descriptions of violence to enhance the story as many authors do. Her ability to weave a Christian theme through the narrative as a natural characteristic of who the characters are is true-to-life and amazing. Not to mention the extraordinary number of sub-plots within the main plot that come together, thread-by-thread, as the story draws to a close.
Dee is a new author for me and I look forward to reading more of her award-winning work. Her novella, Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story arrives June 2013 with the "story behind the story" of Dee Henderson's popular O’Malley series.
If you like fast-paced plots, mystery, suspense and romance, Dee Henderson is not an author to miss.
‘Full Disclosure’ by Dee Henderson, Bethany House, 2012, 480 Pages, 978-0764210891, 15.99 Available in Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback and Audio
Back Cover Copy:
Paul Falcon and Ann Silver
A Love Story and more…
Dee Henderson Is Back!
Ann Silver is a cop's cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region's most trusted investigative positions.
Paul Falcon is the FBI's top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder.
Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn't expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.
The better he gets to know her, the more Paul realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former Vice President. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is...
DEE HENDERSON is the author of sixteen novels, including the acclaimed O’Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. Her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion.
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