5.0 out of 5 stars Carter's seemingly ill-conceived plan soon makes sense., 11 May 2016
This second well-written book in the series is another case following the horrific events in the first. The returned vet, Carter suffering from the aftermath of war has been further damaged by issues he couldn't help involving himself in. His nemesis, and his strength, are obligation and duty. The plot centers around his relationship with his wife, a strong woman who is determined to save him. Her thoughts during her struggle to support him are believable. He, on the other hand, ignores his inner conscience and carries on with his quest to help a neighbour find her missing child. On the whole, the story captured my attention although the subject and jostling of wills left me somewhat depressed. The satisfactory ending leads to a further episode.
Canaan Camp (The Richard Carter Novels Book 3)
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great episode sweeps the reader into mayhem.
21 May 2016
This well written novel is filled with wonderful descriptions of each place the characters inhabit. I could feel the heat and see the growth in each scene. However, the main character, Carter, instead of lording it over the plot, allows a killer into the centre stage with his shockingly cold-blooded thoughts and deeds. Sometimes, the discussions between law enforcement specialists about the MO of the killer, becomes a little preachy. However, this only shows the author knows his stuff. I enjoyed the scenes between husband and wife, Carter and Jill, most of all, and the many ways their relationship revolves around catching the killer.
The stunningly tense, gripping, yet satisfying ending brought tears to my eyes.