Title: Signature (A David Wolf #9)
Author: Jeff Carson
Stars: 4 stars
A bang up police/action adventure story set in Colorado. The action continues through the entire book. The story line is solid and details the chase for a serial killer. As with all good thrillers there is a twist in the end and I did not see it coming. I felt justice was done in the end but that is only my opinion yours may differ. This is book nine in a series with this main character and is the first one I have read. It stood alone very well and was an excellent read.
I have given this book a 4 star rating.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank
Wolf is called to a crime scene next to the Chautauqua River, where a woman resident of Rocky Points has been murdered. The killer has left a well-known signature not seen for years--a severed ear.
For Wolf, the gruesome display is a surprise, but so is the FBI beating the local department to the scene.
Three days earlier a truck is unearthed from south of Durango, Colorado. Within it is DNA evidence linking to killings in southwest Colorado that have stumped the FBI for years. The evidence, and now a new body, has led them north, where it seems the monster known by all as The Van Gogh Killer has chosen Rocky Points as his new venue to display his horrific works.
While the town reels with panic, Wolf learns the latest victim was dating an SBCSD deputy whose past directly links to the killings in the Four Corners area. Worse, the news the case involves one of their own means the higher-ups want to outsource the investigation to the feds. It's a matter of due process and objectivity.
With his community in danger there's no swaying Wolf, however, and special agent Kristen Luke sees the value in using his skills, convincing her superiors to add Wolf to the killer task force. Now part of the team, Wolf learns there are more secrets the FBI isn't telling everyone, and the unanswered questions are more than anyone can deal with.
About the Author:
Jeff Carson is from the Front Range of Colorado where he lives with his wife and two sons. His David Wolf series of books takes place in the fictional ski town of Rocky Points, Colorado.