This is the first book I have read by Leslie Glass. This story featured a female detective April Woo. I really enjoyed the book. It had quite an unexpected ending. I would definitely recommend this book. Apparently there are more in the series with April Woo so if you like her character then pick this one up.
A brutal murder is committed outside one of New York's trendiest restaurants. Merrill Liberty, wife of former NFL star Frederick Douglass Liberty, is stabbed to death, her mutilated body covering the corpse of her husband's best friend, who appeared to die trying to defend her against her attacker. No one saw what happened, but Merrill's husband is the most likely suspect. NYPD detective April Woo isn't so sure. With the help of her partner and sometime lover Mike Sanchez, April launches her own investigation into the seemingly unsolvable case. April's mother, Sai Woo, thinks April should give up police work and settle down like a good girl. And after meeting dozens of dead ends and incurring the wrath of her supervisor, April is almost ready to agree. Glass writes a masterful police procedural that shows how plodding and painstaking--but ultimately exhilarating--a murder investigation can be. But it's her wonderfully rich portrait of smart, sensible, intrepid, stubborn April Woo that sets this book apart from the also-rans
The story isn't littered with clues and is not a classic whodunit in the style of Holmes. Read the story so it unfolds, don't try to puzzle it out on your own.
Characters weren't overly developed, might be because this is the first in this series I've read. Either way the story was pretty one dimensional. Enjoyed it but it wasn't something that I was compelled to finish.
This was a new character for me and a good surprise. April Wood is a great character and the book was an interesting read. The blurb reads: "The novels featuring NYPD detective April Woo have been praised as 'polished and intriguing' and 'gripping psychological drama'. Now April faces her most challenging investigation yet. A man and woman lie dead on a snowy Manhattan sidewalk, the primary suspect is the murdered woman's husband, African-American ex-football star Rick Liberty. For Detective Woo, it's a homicide case engulfed in a media storm of race, class, sex and celebrity. But somewhere, buried in all the publicity, lies the truth, and an extremely dangerous killer."
April Woo faces her most challenging investigation yet. A man and woman lie dead on a snowy Manhattan sidewalk. The primary supect is the murdered woman's husband, African-American ex-football star Rick Liberty. For Detective Woo, it's a homicide case engulfed in a media storm of race, class, sex, and celebrity. But somewhere, buried in all the publicity, lies the truth. And an extremely dangerous killer.....