Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay

This is the first book I’ve read by Linwood Barclay, though he’s a Canadian.

It’s excellent.

The premise of the plot is fantastic. Private Investigator Cal Weaver is hired to help protect an 18-year-old who had run over a friend while blind drunk. Killed her. And had somehow been found not guilty in court because he (supposedly) did not understand the consequences of his actions because he was coddled by an overprotective mother.

Simultaneously, but apparently unrelated, Detective Barry Duckworth is dealing with a case of a young man abducted and tattooed by … aliens?

Both Duckworth and Weaver are fictional characters well worth spending time with.

I’ll be reading more Barclay.

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