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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Review: DUPLICITY'S CHILD by F. J, HARMON
REVIEW: DUPLICITY'S CHILD
A riveting, engrossing, and engaging mystery with much that is new and unexpected, DUPLICITY'S CHILD carries a good plot wrapped in extensive character studies. No 2-dimensional characters need apply here: these folks are fully fleshed out, and some of them quite unusual. Witness protagonist and eponymous series lead Mace Franklyn, on the surface failed FBI profiler, failed husband, struggling to establish a new business. But under the surface is a man who is emotionally and physiologically vulnerable, battered from within and without, frequently tripped up by his own failing physiology. Witness also antagonist Roger Mandell, Narcissistic, totally self-centered, head of the Michigan Bureau of Investigation, a man who would rather an alleged serial killer continue to operate with impunity, while he harvests political capital from the situation.
I highly recommend this novel to aficionados of crime fiction, police procedural, and character-driven suspense.