by Mark Arsenault
Review by Don Metzler
St. Martin's Minotaur Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0312335962
Date: 28 November, 2006 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
A bloody corpse is discovered in an abandoned boathouse, but where is the head that belongs with this body? A prison escapee is shot and then drowned just when it looks as if he may have won his way to freedom. Who was the murderer? And were both crimes committed by the same person? From official release/information:
From publicity material: Deeply in debt to loan sharks and still reeling form the death of his ex-wife a year earlier, obituary writer Billy Povich serves as a juror in the trail of Peter Shadd, who shot a fellow inmate to death when both were trying to escape form prison.
Billy gets in too deep, through, when he starts to wonder if this clear-cut case is really murder. Then the only other juror who questions the case takes a nosedive out of a parking garage, and a man in a fedora begins tailing Billy. Through his friendship with a social worker he meets along the way, Billy starts piecing together the truth.
(Source: St. Martin's Minotaur)