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Shooting in the Dark

by John Baker

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Shooting in the Dark by John Baker is the fifth book in one of my favourite series. A band of misfits have joined together and formed almost a family while they work as private investigators. In this outing they are helping the two Falco sisters who claim that someone is following them, watching their every move. Sam Turner, the leader and erstwhile father figure, is quite taken with Angeles Falco who is exotically beautiful and blind. When the other Falco sister, Isabel, goes missing and then is found brutally murdered, the group realizes they are pitched against a intelligent, serious murderer whose motive remains hidden.

Sam believes the answer lies in finding out why the sisters are targets. The story ramps up as they are battling both time and this mysterious killer, who appears to be driven by revenge and practically unstoppable. The plot moves along at a fast pace and builds to a exciting finale.

These books are full of action and are page turners but for me the main draw is the characters that I have gotten to know and like to keep current with. Along with Sam’s infatuation with Angeles, another storyline concerns young Geordie and his street-smart beyond her years mate, Janet, as they adapt to being new parents and having Geordie’s long absent brother show up on their doorstep. This is a group of people who work together, care about each other and are always there to cover each other’s back. The author writes about dark crime but his characters are so full of heart that these books are a joy to read. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Sep 13, 2014 |
Read several reviews on my blog.
  johnbakeronline | Mar 25, 2010 |
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Angeles Falco seemed like something straight from a fifties detective movie when she walked into Sam Turner's office - beautiful, dark and enigmatic, but made strangely vulnerable by her damaged eyesight. All she would say was that she and her sister were being followed, but by whom and for what purpose she didn't know. She feared for their lives. Sam was only too happy to help this gorgeous client - but when her sister turns up brutally murdered on a deserted hillside and he starts to feel a growing affection for Angeles, the case seems to be getting beyond even his world-weary experience. And soon he finds himself up against a serial killer whose dark fantasies will try to destroy Sam's attempt at a new life ...

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