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Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Shared Confidence by William Topek

     Devlin Caine is back with a new mystery that puts his brother in the hot seat.  Although they've been estranged for five years, Nathan Caine reaches out to his brother for help.  Money is missing from his department at the bank and Nathan's name is all over it. The problem is, Nathan swears he didn't sign the documents allowing the money to be moved and ultimately taken.  
     Meanwhile in Kansas City, Devlin is meeting with a potential client about a situation he got himself into. It seemed okay. A quick way for the client to make money. What happened was he lost everything.  Sensing there was nothing more he could do for the man, Devlin bid him goodbye and got back to his brother's problem.  This was Devlin's chance to show his brother how well he did his job.  Now all he had to do was get to Baltimore and find out who really took the money from the bank. Should be an easy case. People always left a trail, you just had to know where to look.  Devlin finds out his brother's problem is tied up with state and federal agencies but for other reasons. Will the case blow up in Devlin's face or can he use the agencies resources and men to figure it all out?

     LOVE Devlin Caine! He's a wonderful character! This is William Topek's second book and each one just gets better and better. The historical facts in this book are very accurate and fun to read. The book takes you to an age when detectives did almost anything to solve a case. You'll enjoy the intricate twists and turns in this book.  Just when you're sure things have settled, something else happens to blow up all your theories. I recommend this book highly. 

    I didn't find issues with this one.

    I gave this one 5 out of 5 books because I love an old fashioned detective novel.

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