The weather was freezing, but the case wasn't cold, it was too hot. It looked open and shut: Dr Agnes Shine had shot Dr Jose Robles eight times with a Sig Sauer Tacops p226, while they were drinking Californian wine in her living room; then she'd disappeared. But Assistant DA Costas Varufakis didn't like it and he was leaning on Deputy Inspector John Newman of the 43rd Precinct to have somebody look a bit deeper. That somebody was Detectives John Stone, and his partner Carmen Dehan.
And when they started to look, everything looked wrong: the motive was wrong, the weapon was wrong, the location was wrong – even Assistant DA Varufakis was wrong. But when they discover the nature of Robles' relationship with Dr Alicia Cobos, and when the forensic team discover Robles' deleted Telegram app, thing go from wrong to very, very dark.
Yet the two question on Stone's mind are: Is it all smoke and mirrors? And where is Dr Agnes Shine?
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Blood into Wine
Ok. Needs more focus like the earlier books. Several inconsistencies with the language, using British English terms.
Blood Into Wine
This series has developed into the most convoluted mysteries you'll ever read. Grab a pencil and paper to diagram the clues and link the bad guys,...it won't help you. The answer will confound you. On practically the last page.
Another BANNER Winner
I loved An Ace and a Pair. I looked forward to the sequel. I got a little concerned when I saw the books coming so quickly.
Well, here we are; I don’t know how many into the series, and I’m as riveted as ever to the story line, the interaction between the detectives, and the ever present twists and turns.
Well done, Blake Banner.