One Last Kill Book Review
| One Last Kill
|October 3, 2023, Thomas & Mercer
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Fans of the Detective Tracy Crosswhite series, by Robert Dugoni, will welcome the 10th installment, One Last Kill, where Tracy, who was demoted to the Cold Case Unit in a previous political scandal case that was covered up by powerful politicians, is called in to Chief Weber’s office and told that she must re-open the Route 99 Serial Killer case where 13 women’s bodies were discovered, all with angel wings carved in their left shoulder. The case is over 25 years old, and is still unsolved. At the time there was a task force that was unsuccessful in solving the case. Johnny Nolasco, who is Tracy’s Nemesis, is assigned to work the case with her. Tracy knows that the Chief is getting revenge because Tracy exposed corruption in her office and knows too much. As Tracy investigates, she forces herself to work with Nolasco and uncovers facts that weren’t brought forth or were ignored by the task force. This puts Nolasco’s job on the line.
As usual, Dugoni does an excellent job of developing his characters. Tracy is well-loved and readers always want her to win. However, there is the political aspect of these novels where the rules don’t always apply to those in power, and Tracy isn’t treated as the hero she is. The supporting characters are also like real people, good and bad, and readers will be upset by the unfair treatment and press releases that cover up corruption.
The story is very good and includes ups and downs, particularly where Tracy and Nolasco’s relationship is concerned. The story is believable, especially where the political aspects in the police department since those same things are happening in politics today.
All told, this is an excellent addition to the series, and readers will anticipate the next one where hopefully some corrupt politicians will be punished.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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