Author – Ken Humphrey
Mystery, Suspense, Crime Thriller
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 5/8/16
Aramis Archibald White, Arch, is a detective with the Chicago police department.
Sheila Walters is a reporter with Chicago's Fox 32 news station and Arch's estranged girlfriend
Griffin Toms is Arch's partner who is ready to retire.
Detective Arch White is not a favorite son to the Chicago police force. He filed a racial discrimination lawsuit to gain admittance to the group for an ulterior reason.
When a prominent African American leader is murdered, Arch is next in line to be the lead detective on the case. Quickly, one killing grows to seven and pits Arch at odds with several of his superiors who want the case buried before the public can react with outrage.
Instead, Arch and his partner follow leads that encompass Chicago's entrenched power brokers and discover a larger plot of ethic cleansing.
The Killing Face is an enjoyable, fast paced read.
Editing is good with only a few noticeable errors. There is some mixing of past and present tense.
Character development is thorough.
Details are rather sparse, but definitely enough to clearly set the stage without being excessive or flowery.
The plot is complicated and intense.
The writing style encompasses some short, choppy sentences for effect.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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