Jance takes us back in time to relate how beau became a detective and the “one that got away.” Beau’s first homicide was never solved. Now, in the present, Beau revisits that crime. Does he solve it? I won’t tell, but you enjoy the juxtaposition of past and present in this tale of crime and aging knees. Jance keeps you interested while giving the reader a glimpse in to Beau’s back story.
As usual, the writing is crisp, the plotting is well paced and the characters ring true. Another winner for the mystery lover, especially those who have Beau’s career through the years.