David B. Coe
Baen, Jan 6 2015, $25.00
Weremyste, Justis Fearsson struggles with aptly named lunacy just before, during and after a full moon arises. The Phoenix Police Department fired him after six plus years on the force mostly as a Homicide Detective due to his full moon 72 hours or so of temporary insanity. To make a living, Justis became a private investigator.
Affluent North Scottsdale residents Michael and Sissy Tyler hire Justis to find their runaway teenage daughter Jessie, who two weeks ago emptied her checking account of several thousand dollars. Justis learns from Sissy’s friends and sister that she behaved oddly self-destructive prior to her vanishing and along with other evidence, the sleuth believes she hooked up with a myste. He rescues Sissy and other children from a drug-dealing myste, but the unscrupulous culprit escapes by using the kids as deadly targets. Not long after this, Justis becomes involved in the Blind Angel serial killer case; an unfinished failure that still disturbs him from his cop days. With help from his former PPD partner Kona, reporter Billie Castle and a ghost, Justis diligently follows clues to end this psychopath’s reign of terror.
Mindful of Jim Butcher’s early Dresden like Full Moon starting with if