Genre – Mystery, Crime Suspense
130,000 words and 465 pages at Amazon
Rating 5 stars out of 5
My overall impressions: intense, intriguing, captivating, fast but well paced, well written, exciting.
Students Killer and Slayer enter their elite high school in Florida wearing camouflage gear. Without warning they stun the Homecoming Dance crowd by flashing guns and firing into the ceiling. From there the situation goes downhill leaving the shooters and innocent students wounded or dead.
Amid the suffering and despair of the survivors and relatives, a select group of wealthy parents hire investigator Mike Gage to learn why two kids from an affluent enclave attending a superior school environment would commit such depravity.
As Mike's investigation evolves, he is stonewalled by local authorities and school officials.
Enter FBI agent Henry Wu. Henry is an agent who the bureau fields alone because of past job performance his superiors disapproved of. Henry puts Mike on his staff so they have more clout and the two of them work together to piece together a chilling sequence of events prior to the murders.
There are enough contradictions and evasive answers that Mike and Henry feel there is much more involved than two disgruntled students taking revenge on their peers.
As the plot develops, the trail to the truth expands to have national and international implications.
The editing of The Shooting is nearly perfect.
Those readers who have followed my reviews know I don't pass out five star ratings like throwing candy to children; authors have to earn and deserve high praise for great results. The Shooting is one of the most professional and well crafted stories I've read, and I highly recommend it for all crime genre fans.
Congratulation to the author, William G. Davis.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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