An excellent entry in Tapply's long-running Brady Coyne series. Coyne is an attorney in Boston who is at least as interested in fishing and detection as he is in courtroom work. A good, solid story.
Love this author. Good mystery, but some everyday life too.
Attorney Brady Coyne is on his way back home to Boston from his usual weekend sommute to bucolic Garrison, Maine, when he give Charolotte Gillespie a ride home from taking her sick dog to the veterinarian. But Brady suspects the soft-spoken African-American woman has personal reasons for choosing to live way offf the beaten track in an isolated hunting shack, especially when he notices swastika graffiti on her property and learns her dog was poisoned.
And when Charlotte sends him a cryptic letter requesting his legal services, only to disappear days later, leaving no clue as to her wherabouts-except more spray-painted swastikas on her land=Brady knows something's very wrong. Now he's taken on a case for an invisible client, in a town where gossip flows freely, but truth is locked away behind closed doors and blank stares.
Suddenly, the quaint little New England hamlet doesn't seem quite so friendly anymore. And as Brady follows the trail that brought Charlotte to Garrison months earlier, someone who may now be guilty of double-homicide is following close on his heels-someone who's prepared to silence him for good.
Another winner by Tappply.