Friday, February 10, 2012

Live Ammo-Linda Fitzgerald

Live Ammo

Linda Fitzgerald

Crystal Dreams, Apr 1 2012, $19.95

ISBN: 9781591462637

In Cocoa, Florida, reporter Allie Grainger works for the Brevard Sun. One of the biggest stories to hit the county is the suicide of the wife of Sheriff Cord Arbutten. Allie works the story interviewing Cord whose adult son Rand, without offering any proof, believes his father murdered his wife and made it look like she killed herself. Although the gun used proves to be Cord’s and they were in the middle of a hostile divorce, Allie knows her friend Sheryl and her late Aunt Lou adore the sheriff. In fact Lou loved Cord, who though he felt the same way refused to act on their feelings as he believed she deserved better.

At the funeral Rand agrees to an interview. Though he tries to hide his disdain for his dad, Rand makes it clear he despises his father. Sheryl encourages Allie to investigate because she is positive her boss is innocent. As the journalist looks into the death, someone shoots at her and tries to run her over. Allie knows she needs to find the killer before she becomes the next victim.

Talented Linda Fitzgerald provides an exciting journalistic investigative mystery that has an Ann Rule true crime feel to the inquiry done by the likable heroine. In her latest appearance (see Live Ringer), intrepid Allie risks her life to get the story. Rand, who does not want to hear what the reporter has to say when she pokes holes in his theory, nevertheless keeps a vigilant eye on her to try to keep her safe. Live Ammo is an exciting thriller that deserves to be on the bestsellers lists.

Harriet Klausner

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