Jury Pool

Summons to Die

Fiction - Mystery - General
228 Pages
Reviewed on 06/11/2010
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Reviewed by Paul Johnson for Readers' Favorite

A woman is handcuffed to a railroad track and is killed by a train. In succession, a young man and a young woman are horribly murdered and mutilated. Finally, another man is found slain in a hotel room, also disfigured. What do all these deaths have in common? Is this the work of a serial killer? Young detective Scott Arnold believes it is. Since this case has hit very close to home, he is even more determined to find the killer. Hampering his efforts are his partner who is single-minded in his attempt to close the case, and a district attorney with an agenda of his own. Can this evil murderer be stopped?

I found "Jury Pool" to be a very good read. The characters were well defined and the dialogue was very good. Moving between characters, the author skillfully brought the reader along to a satisfactory conclusion. Unfortunately, I found the author`s use of dashes in place of commas or semi-colons, in many cases, along with double spaces between sentences a little distracting. Overall, a very good story.