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Line of Fire: Alan Gregory    by Stephen White Amazon.com order for
Line of Fire
by Stephen White
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Dutton, 2012 (2012)
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* * *   Reviewed by Lyn Seippel

Alan Gregory is a Boulder, Colorado psychologist. His friend Detective Sam Purdy committed a murder a few books back. His reasons are unimpeachable and he never regretted it. Alan keeps his secret and sets himself up as co-conspirator. His only worry is that he canít tell his wife Lauren, who is a Boulder D.A.

Sam and Alan discuss the crime in the hospital room of comatose patient. Whether he was in a coma or not, he remembers the discussion when he wakes up. Now that he knows their secret, his plans include taking the Detective Purdy down.

Alanís business partner, Diane is in crisis mode. She never quiet recovered from some personal problems and is now sheís facing a new disaster. Meanwhile the hills around Boulder are burning. Everything is so dry no one knows where the fires will strike next.

Stephen White is one those writers who never disappoint. He is a master at creating characters. Not one is ever perfect and White pays attention to minute details that make them real. This is the 19th book in the Alan Gregory series and there are still surprises.

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