Jeff Strickland, Homicide Investigator is a man of dwindling faith. His personal life is falling apart, and crime-infested city streets do little to help his belief. The monotony of his life is broken when he gets a call to examine a body in the middle of a wasteland. At first, he expects it to be a run-of-the-mill murder scene, but soon finds out, to his horror, that the mutilated victim is the teenage daughter of his old friends, a philanthropist couple.
Kanya, the victim was a wild child. Her love for the city streets had worried Strickland, who doted upon her, but he never imagined that it would ever bring her such peril. Bent on finding her killer and ensuring justice is served, he plunges into the case, discovering multiple possibilities, motives, half-truths and whole lies. A love affair with an unhappy ending? An attack on the parents by taking what they held most dear? Or something deeper?
As Strickland delves deeper into the case and uncovers more evidence, he finds himself becoming a target of the killer, whoever they may be. Strickland soon uncovers the clue that reveals the shocking truth about who killed Kanya, but now he must fight for his own life.
James Reid does away with archetypal storytelling by delivering a complex, layered detective story. Strickland is working under pressure from his superiors and friends, and the case seems to scream conflict of interest. Partners in Crime is a journey of spiritual faith taken along a most unexpected route, but one that ultimately rewards infinitely.
About the author
James Reid is a mystery writer from Dallas, Texas. He served as a U. S. Coast Guard before devoting himself to his calling, writing detective fiction. A forensic and homicide investigation enthusiast, he rode with detectives during cases to know detective work inside out. He made his debut with Partners in Crime, a first in a series of books about homicide investigator Jeff Strickland's cases. He is a member of the Writer's Guild of Texas and also the Write Now! Writer's Group in Dallas. In his spare time, he enjoys writing, amateur photography, travel, martial arts and winter sports. He is currently working on his second novel.
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