With his third in the Mr Finn Series, thriller writer Trace Conger cements his place as one of the most exciting and original of gripping crime writers of recent times.
This one, all in the first person, again tells of Finn Harding, ex-PI, current slimeball tracer. Here he is contracted to find two men who have been entered into the Witness Protection Program when they were released from detention for a crime done when they were only nine year olds. The crime was abducting a four year old boy from a Mall and beating him to death. Now, thirty years later, the father, a prison guard, finally widowed and free of any inhibitions, wants Finn to find them.
He makes no bones that he will have them hammered to death, but insists that will not be Finn’s job. But how can Finn not feel responsible? He decides that he will look each man in the eye before he passes on their whereabouts, but can he keep that option in his own control?
How Finn sets about the trace is as fascinating as it is plausible, made gripping not only by the tale but by the author’s fluid telling. His characters are well-plumbed, original and real. The violence is not overdone, but shocking, none the less. The tension is fine tuned and ever increasing as the story writhes onward to its final twist.
My thanks to Trace Conger for the Kindle file that he sent. Book Postmortem have reviewed all three of Mr Finn’s adventures to date, and look forward to more!.