Iraq War veteran Sam Blackman with his prosthetic leg and his no-nonsense private eye partner Nakayla Robertson love their investigations which always carry a thread from the past―and they love each other.
Someone trying to bury the past kills again and threatens Blackman and Robertson before the full, convoluted scheme, involving more decades-old murder and espionage, is revealed. A fellow army vet advises Blackman that 'Disinformation creates doubt, chaos breeds confusion,' words that also show this solid entry in the Sam Blackman series to be particularly pertinent today.
The seventh Sam Blackman mystery has the right amount of action, humor, and intrigue. Fans of the humor of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series with some North Carolina history thrown in will enjoy Sam’s relentless pursuit of the truth.
... nicely plotted ... De Castrique skillfully entwines the reasons for the two deaths and provides a fascinating motive that spans the decades. Intelligent, kind protagonists and an eye-opening historical background help make this one winner. Readers will look forward to seeing more of Sam and Nakayla.