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CHARACTERS Î That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1 î [KINDLE] ❂ That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1 By Lisa Black – As a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department Maggie Gardiner has seen her share of Jane Does The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens discovered in aT Darkness PDFEPUBex husband are determined to follow every lead run down every scrap of evidence But the monster they seek is watching each move closer to them than they could ever imagine Jack Renner is a killer He doesn’t murder because he savors it or because he believes himself omnipotent or for any reason other than to make the world a safer place When Darkness Gardiner and PDF #201 he f. Is it better to do the right thing or the legal thingWhat's a cop to do when he craves justice and there just doesn't seem to be any Well he takes matters into his own hands Jack Renner Cleveland homicide detective just wants to make the world a safer 'just' place He kills but only the lowlifes who have escaped the traditional methods of justice the ones that present a danger to others He reminded me than a little of the Dexter character created by Jeff Lindsay Though where Dexter is a sociopath who wants to kill and gets rid of criminals as a killing 'outlet' our man Jack Renner seems to be 'normal' but with an underlying personal reason for his foray into vigilantism A reason not divulged to the reader right away He prides himself on killing in a humane way of doing a job that needs doing He feels he is protecting societyJack Renner can't be a bad person his housemate and confidante is a ex stray cat he took in named GretaMaggie Gardiner is a civilian forensic investigator working for the Cleveland Police Department Her specialty is fingerprint analysis and the little details are her forte Once married to a police detective she is now a loner a workaholic who walks Cleveland's city streets at night to stave off loneliness and life's stressesPatty Wildwood is a hard working homicide detective She is on a never ending treadmill of murder cases to solve and she welcomes Maggie's assistance hoping it will lighten her heavy workloadIt seems that three shots to the head at very close range with a22 caliber handgun is becoming a very common method of murder in ClevelandWhen trace evidence similarities present themselves in the bodies of several of her latest cases Maggie is the first to believe that given the fact that all the victims appear to be career criminals that there might be a vigilante at work in ClevelandJack ever wary of Maggie and her speculations wants to find out how much she knows and whether he is on her radar He tries to convince Maggie that they are 'on the same side' knowing that he will be caught sooner or later and he is comfortable with that though he would like to do some 'work' firstMaggie begins to suspect that the killer could be a member of the police force but voicing that speculation would be unhealthy for her career with the Cleveland PDA novel that portrays the ethical uestions surrounding vigilantism in That Darkness the reader is unsure whether or not they should be rooting for the 'bad guy' If you do then does that kind of thinking breed chaosThe climax of the story takes place at the Rockefeller Mansion at Euclid and East 40th in Cleveland After reading it you will have images in your mind that you will never forgetThe beautiful cover of this book is what first attracted me but the cover in no way suggests the darkness of the title Anyone interested in character driven suspense and those who enjoy forensic detail will enjoy this title the first in a new series featuring Jack and Maggie I'm hoping to learn a little about Maggie in subseuent novels It is not a 'whodunit' rather it is a 'whydunit' I find I like whydunit's and Many thanks to Kensington Books via NetGalley for providing me with a digital copy of this novel for reading and reviewThis review was originally published on my blog FictionophileTo see the complete review visit


Ollows the trail of this Jane Doe to a locked room in a small apartment where eighteen teenaged girls are anything but safe he knows something must be done But his pursuit of their captor takes an unexpected turnMaggie Gardiner finds another body waiting for her in the autopsy room and a host of uestions that will challenge everything she believes about justice morality and the true nature of ev. This is my first book by this author It is well written fast paced and I liked the main character Maggie a forensic investigator The killer and his motives are revealed early on and brings uestions of right vs wrong Ending surprised me and the continuation of this series should be interesting Thank you Kensington for my free copy

CHARACTERS That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1

That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1As a forensic investigator for Gardiner and Kindle #213 the Cleveland Police Department Maggie Gardiner has seen her share of Jane Does The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens discovered in a local cemetery More shocking than the girl’s injuries for Maggie at least is the fact that no one has reported her missing She and the detectives assigned to the case including her cop Tha. That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1 by Lisa Black is the first book in a new series featuring forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner and Homicide Detective Jack Renner who happens to be a vigilante killer on the side This is not a spoiler it is in the book description Just like Ms Black’s other series this one is also set in my hometown of Cleveland Ohio and it is very accurately portrayed Maggie is obsessed with every little detail of her job and has no life outside of work When corpses start turning up with the same mode of death she starts to suspect a serial killer All of the bodies except one belong to life long criminals which makes her fear a vigilante is operating in Cleveland and could possibly be a member of the police force Jack is on a mission to avenge a death in his past and as long he is searching for his prey he feels the need to eliminate others who he knows from research will violently offend again Jack knows Maggie is like a dog with a bone about the similar cases and hopes to find and complete his final mission before he has to leave townOnce again Ms Black gives her readers a book with very descriptive forensic details The plot flows at a steady pace throughout the story My only problem was that as interesting as I found Jack’s character and the debate about vigilantism Maggie’s character was not very developed I will be continuing with future books and hope that Maggie evolves fully and I also want to know how Jack is handledThanks very much to Kensington Books and Net Galley for allowing me to read this ebook in exchange for an honest review