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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • Language:English
  • Pages:260
  • eBook ISBN:9781098370725
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098370718

Innocent Victim

by Brian Cornett

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Innocent Victim is a fast-paced police procedural/murder mystery set in a small midwestern city.
"Innocent Victim" is a fast-paced police procedural/murder mystery set in a small midwestern city. When a prominent businessman's daughter is murdered, Detective Lieutenant Alex Macarios and his fellow offers are thrust into a crime where few people are what they seem to be. This is a gripping story filled with secrets and complexities that reminds us that murder is never simple when the victim is innocent. With the help of his partner and the victim's piano instructor, Alex slowly unravels the tangled threads of the victim's family and reveals the many secrets hidden in the web of lies. Alex's problems are compounded when he discovers that he has feelings for the victim's teacher, who also is not what she seems to be. As the FBI and CIA enter what seems to be a simple case of murder, everything becomes even more complicated for the local police department. Alex and his partner work their way through the maze of lies and uncover a plot that could have serious consequences of the security of the United States. This is a gripping book that will excite and challenge readers as they embark on a fascinating mystery filled with twists and turns.
About the author
Brian Cornett is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers. He has taught Creative Writing at the College of Southern Nevada (Mesquite, NV) for several years. He is a two-time President of the Idaho Writers League and has previously published a collection of short stories and a novella. Brian is a retired United States Air Force Communications Intelligence Officer. He and his wife, Pamela, live in southern Nevada.