This is another review from Ted and Gloria Feit on a subject that is timely about a series that has been solid and interesting for a long time.
In light of recent events in Tuscon, Arizona, it was kind of eerie
reading this novel. In the last book in the series, “Locked In,”
Sharon McCone was shot in the head and suffered from locked-in
syndrome. In this installment, we find her finished with
rehabilitation, following a physical therapy routine and attempting to
regain her former self. However, she’s still suffering from the
effects of her physical limitations, and her relationships with her
husband, Hy Ripinsky, and her associates at McCone Investigations, are
Then, when a friend from the therapy facility, and then her close
associate Adah Joslyn, go missing, Shar has to rise to the occasion.
Can she? She has to draw on those closest to her, as well as her own
physical and mental abilities, but are they enough?
The plot is pretty thin, but makes for a fast and wooly read,
especially as the novel is constructed with very short chapters (some
only a page or page and a half), making for fast reading and allowing
the reader to zip along in action-filled forward momentum.