A desire for justice – will it lead to revenge.
Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite is called to a scene of an apparent hit and run. A young black man is left dead and a promising future is gone. His single mother is without justice. With the black lives matter, the situation becomes sensitive. Crosswhite knows first hand the grim news of a family that has lost loved one tragically and to be left without justice. She takes this case to heart, wanting closure for a mom that has lost a beloved son. With great detective work, she is lead to the navy and to Lieutenant Leah Battles. A defense attorney for the navy and a strong character that fits well with Crosswhite’s character. The relationship between the two is interesting and promising. With a navy suspect for the hit and run, a conspiracy transpires and Crosswhite must unravel what is really behind the hit and run before careers are lost.
Another story is transpiring that weaves thru Crosswhite’s case. Tracy’s partner Del has suffered a personal loss. A niece dead from an apparent overdose. Feeling powerless to have stopped his niece from taking drugs, he struggles with how do families stop the epidemic of drug overdose. What laws can be enforced? How do laws help and not help? This part of the story really gave food for thought in these important issues.
I think what I enjoy most in these series is the heart of Tracy and her partners. They are not perfect but they are real.
A Special Thank You to Thomas & Mercer & Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.