Real estate developer Doug Sutherland thinks it is just going to be
another sweltering summer day in Chicago. But when the foreman
restoring his late father's rundown office building discovers a skull and
human bones encased in a crumbling Greek column, Sutherland is suddenly
propelled into a cauldron of greed, sadism, and murder.
The last thing Sutherland needs is bad publicity. When he learns the victim
is notorious alderman Danny Delaney, however, he realizes a fifteen-year-old
mystery is about to be solved- and that now, his deceased father is one of the
prime suspects. Then the murdered man's notebook and videotapes suddenly
surface, and Sutherland discovers that his father had more secrets than he ever
realized. As he is relentlessly harassed for what he might know- endangering both
his life and his business- Sutherland must convince everyone he knows nothing.
Unfortunately, no one believes him.
As a desperate Sutherland collaborates with an ambitious reporter and his
calculating sister in a pursuit strewn with murder victims, he soon finds out
that trusting the wrong person can lead to dire consequences.
I had a really hard time putting this down. The thing I liked best about Death's Crooked Shadow, is that it's believable. Anytime you combine power and greed bad things happen and rich people try to cover it up. Also, I liked that it kept me guessing, and just when I thought I had it figured out there was a new twist. I really liked the main character, Doug Sutherland, for some reason when I picture him I see George Clooney. That being said, I think this has the makings for a good movie too! I look forward to reading more from Gordon N. McIntosh in the future.
** I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes as well as monetary compensation. All opinions are my own and completely unbiased.**