In Shadows of the Dead, the third thriller in Spencer Kope’s “Special Tracking Unit” series, a bound woman is discovered in the trunk of a car. After questioning its deranged driver, the FBI realizes there are more victims out there and sets out to track them down.
Kope made a risky choice by giving his hero, Magnus “Steps” Craig, what amounts to a comic-book superpower because fans of police procedurals tend to get exasperated when police procedure isn’t accurately portrayed. However, they are likely to admire the story’s twists and turns and the author’s chatty writing style.
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