Monday, June 21, 2010
ONE LAST BREATH by Stephen Booth (2004)
At the opening of this thriller Mansell Quinn is released from prison after serving 14 years for killing his lover and it would seem that vengeance is his. Soon after his discharge the body of his ex-wife is found bludgeoned in her home. It seems more than a coincidence.
Detective Ben Cooper and his boss Diane Fry comb through the old case notes for clues and discover that there may be other potential victims out there, including former army pals and Quinn's own adult children, and the fugitive Quinn cannot be found. Cooper is the son of the copper who put Quinn behind bars, so he might also be a target.
Galloping along at a breakneck pace, ONE LAST BREATH will have you second-guessing yourself until the reveal, but not before there are other victims in this tragedy's wake.