UNSCRUPULOUS by M. E. May
[Circle City Book 5]
UNSCRUPULOUS is an intriguing mystery with warm intent. The author cares deeply about her characters, especially the children, and so draws the reader in too. Set in Indianapolis, the primary protagonists are detectives of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Nearing Christmas, a young, devoted mother is killed; her five-year-old daughter is missing. The immediate assumptions are family, then gang vengeance, then trafficking. In some way, the actual reason is worse. Five-year-old Maricella, and several other abducted youngsters, are very much endangered. Readers will cheer author M.E. May for crafting such an enduring story, while hugging close their own children and grandchildren.