Brigid Quinn, now retired and living in Tucson with her new husband, Carlos, regrets the way her career ended with the FBI. When a man is apprehended by the police and he seems like he could be a suspect in the unsolved Route 66 murders, Brigid gets involved--albeit unofficially--because it was a case she worked on. A young fellow FBI agent, Jessica Robertson, was actually the last victim of the killer years ago, and Brigid holds herself responsible for her disappearance. The suspect, Floyd Lynch, knows a lot about the Route 66 murders and has information that was never released to the public, but is he the real killer? Brigid, trying to keep her violent past secret from her husband, finds herself caught between wanting to solve the case and exposing secrets which could cost her her marriage. Brigid reminds me of an edgier Kinsey Millhone and the story itself is more graphic than Grafton's mysteries. But what a joy to find a new suspense novel to recommend. It really is a complete package. The book will be published next month.
I'm a librarian with a background in Reader's Advisory who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I am a substitute Reference Librarian at the Indian Prairie Public Library.