The Right Jack
Homicide detective Charles Tildon is joining a cribbage tournament this evening. His partner, Lieutenant Sigrid Harald, appreciates his work. She takes him to dinner, then leaves him at the fancy Maintenon hotel for the tournament. After she leaves she stumbles upon a rapist trying to kidnap another victim. She is able to thwart the rapist and subdue him before she passes out from her own injuries
While she is in the hospital, a rigged cribbage board explodes at the tournament. The two players at the board are killed instantly. Detective Tildon was at the next table. He and the Naval commander playing against each other are badly hurt. He may not survive, The officer may lose a limb even if she does live. Now Lt. Harald has to ignore her own injuries to find out who was the intended victim as well as who was the murderer.
The Right Jack is one of the books that reminds the reader how good Margaret Maron is. The story is well crafted, with the mystery well plotted. The red herrings are there, and the solution was surprising. This book is a good combination of a series character's growth as well as a mystery most readers will enjoy. This is a good who done it.
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