13 Under the Wire by Gil Reavill
Review by Dawn Thomas
Rating: 4 stars
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Alibi
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Crime, Police Procedural
Layla Remington is a police officer in southern California. There are riots in the streets after a white officer shoots a Hispanic man. Layla sees an officer running down an alley and she goes after him. Next thing she knows, shots are fired and she is involved in a shooting. The story then jumps ten years into the past.
Simon Loushane is given an injection of high quality heroine and is pushed off a roof. His death is written off as a suicide. His father asks Layla to look into Simon’s death. Her investigation takes her to Tijuana and the place where he died.
The story bounces from the investigation in the past to the interrogation in the present. Layla Remington proves to be a great investigator and connects dots others cannot or will not see. If you like Lindsay Boxer by James Patterson or Jane Rizzoli by Tess Gerritsen, you will enjoy this book. A last note, there is a brutal abuse but the author does not go into details. He states what happens and moves on.