Well written. Fast paced. Storyline with twists and turns. Highly recommended.
New York City police detective Conrad Voort discovers a series of apparently unrelated deaths across the country. Part of a series.
I have been recommeneding Ethan Black's Conrad Voort series to mystery readers. This third book in the series was a bit different, but very well done. I have to say I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the other two, but it was still excellent.
oort is asked by a friend to meet him at the White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village. The friend, Meechum Keefe, has something on his mind, but he is reluctant to tell Voort what it is without making it clear that Voort must tread very carefully. Keefe has a list of names on a napkin and explains to Voort that the people on this list are dying, one by one, but there seems to be no connection among them. Keefe is obviously nervous about who is watching them, and Voort follows and confronts a man who seems to be observing them. When he returns to the tavern, Keefe is gone. And Voort never sees him again.
What Voort discovers is that all but one of the people on the list are dead, but that they died in accidents. No foul play is suspected at all. Nor does there seem to be any connection on any front. Politically, they run the gamut from right wing to liberal to no interest in politics. The only thing Voort can do to honor Keefe's plea for help is to make contact with the one person on the list still alive, Dr. Jill Towne, a specialist in rare diseases who practices out of her office on Fifth Avenue. She will have nothing to do with Voort, even after he explains that she might be in danger, until she almost has an accident.
Didn't really care much for this one, it started out fairly good then it just seemed to go off the track, going into the past and describing this and that, etc. so by half way I just lost interest in the whole thing because it wouldn't stick with just the main storyline and it was way way too long.
FAST MOVING DETECTIVE STORY. INNOVATIVE PLOT .
NOT one of the best in Black's Conrad Voort series...was just okay for me!