If you enjoy mysteries you've gotta read this book and not just because it has 4.4 stars out of 5 on Amazon.
Ron Ketchum is a LAPD officer who assumes the role of Chief of Police in Goldstrike, CA...he's also referred to as a "recovering bigot". Is this going to be an asset when he discovers the body of an African-American minister nailed to a tree while patroling his town one morning?
There's another plotline cleverly woven into the story involving young game warden Corrie Knox and used to advantage when it comes to the twists and turns of this gripping novel.
You'll even enjoy a couple of more minor tales to be related within the storyline.
Author Bio from http://www.josephflynn.com : I was born, raised, educated, praised, scorned, loved, and shunned in Chicago — and then I took my act on the road. Having endured more frigid winters than I care to think about, I made sure the road led somewhere warm. I've lived in Los Angeles, and Honolulu, and Los Angeles again. I loved the warm weather, the blue ocean, and the palm trees. But I didn't like the isolation of living in the remote reaches of the Hawaiian Pacific. Nor did I like the congestion, smog, and cost of living in L.A.
So when my daughter was born, my wife and I thought we could do worse than to raise her in the Midwest, despite the weather. Our decision proved to be correct. Our daughter has grown up to be a happy and brilliant young woman. The Midwest has been a productive place for me to write. And global warming has produced much more moderate winters than the ones I suffered through as a boy.— Joe