From Library Journal
Hansen concludes his long-running Dave Brandstetter series with a well-worked, compact scenario that begins with an abused child's eyewitness account of murder and kidnap. Despite his retirement and a noticeable sense of fatigue, Dave immerses himself in events surrounding the crucial item in the little boy's story: the shooting death of one Cricket Shales, a failed and recently paroled guitarist. While aiding the police with a lengthy list of suspects, Dave still listens to several old friends worried about publication of some high school memoirs. Skilled characterization, humane concerns, and a surprise or two commend this title to Brandstetter fans, but the book stands equally well on its own.
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