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Fun, Finely Crafted Mystery
on June 10, 2012
In attorney Jackie Swaitkowski, Chris Knopf has created one of the most believable and engaging heroines in crime fiction. Jackie is strong, stubborn, and feisty without being masculine or abrasive. Her ability to do a cynical job without cynicism is admirable, and her optimistic belief in human nature endearing. When a distant relation by marriage is murdered and a client of Jackie's the prime suspect, Jackie is torn between her loyalty to family and her duty to a client whose innocence she is beginning to doubt. As expected, her investigation leads her into danger, but it also leads her to come to terms with her own vulnerabilities and the emotional shell that both protects and imprisons her. Those familiar with Knopf's popular Sam Aquillo series will recognize old friends Sam, Eddie, Burton, and Harry, but from a fresh new perspective. ICE CAP is an enjoyable and finely crafted mystery, one you won't want to miss.