BOOK REVIEW: FOOLS RUSH IN
Is it possible that someone would do anything to protect a Senator running for re-election?
Sam McCain’s main job is that of an attorney. His secondary job is working as a private investigator for the court of Judge Esme Anne Whitney. Sam met with Judge Whitney one night to discuss something “ugly” that was going on and they had to put a stop to it.
It is the summer of 1963 and many civil rights marches were starting to take place. In the town of Black Falls, Iowa, there is racial tension. Why? David Leeds, a black student has been murdered. Not too far away, another body is found and identified as a local white photographer. Both victims were shot with the same weapon.
Sam McCain suspects blackmail. Photographs were found that link David Leeds with the white daughter of a Senator. If anyone saw these photos, it could cost the Senator his re-election bid.
Sam McCain begins his investigation and as he gets deeper into the case, he realizes that there are plenty of suspects. He also discovers many other fascinating things like piles of money and photos of other victims. Sam soon realizes that this case is more complicated then he thought. The police chief isn’t very helpful and warns Sam not to get involved in the case.
Ed Gorman has written a masterful mystery that will keep the reader guessing. The author does an excellent job of creating an atmosphere that will take the reader back to the days of the Civil Rights Movement when many of the marches were taking place. One of the best things about Ed Gorman’s writing is the development of his characters. This is something that is one of his specialties. You will see his strong character development come through as you read through this book. I am not only referring to the main character, Sam McCain, but several of the minor characters. They are all given equal importance in Ed Gorman’s writing. Fools Rush In is a book you will find suspenseful and entertaining. I highly recommend this book.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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