Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Prior Bad Acts - Tami Hoag

After 'Ashes to Ashes', the next book I read was 'Dust to Dust', which I thought was quite boring. It was about a group in the police department which hated gay men.

The next in the series was 'Prior Bad Acts' which I finished last night. Now, this one was something I'd have liked to read. It started with gruesome murders in a family and a man with a prior bad acts was the only suspect. Everybody believed he was guilty that when a judge tried to give the suspect a fair trial, suddenly the judge and the defense attorney became public enemies.

Our hero, Detective Kovac, almost fell in love with the judge and chased the wrong man throughout the book, thinking with his emotions.

At the beginning of the story, the readers were told that the main suspect happened to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time - so we could tolerate the judge's decision even though the characters in the book could not. I could guess the culprit by the middle of the book, but this was still an interesting read and better than 'Ashes to Ashes' and 'Dust to Dust'.

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