For a helpless, autistic child, it was inevitable. For the prime suspect, a choice. For ADA Alex Greco, a calling.
When a beautiful and profoundly autistic boy named Hector is found hideously throat-cut in a Bronx row house, it's his father, a callous and deceitful widower with gang ties, who emerges as the prime suspect.
Reluctantly catching the case is A.D.A. Alex Greco, himself the wounded father of an autistic son who died at age three. A relative newcomer to the challenging and often brutal world of New York's toughest borough, Alex has been excelling in this environment for two years, rebuilding his shattered personal life and finding love again with a brilliant forensic psychologist, Dr. Nikki Jaynes.
But Alex guards an horrific secret from his own past, and prosecuting Hector's case will do more than re-open old wounds - it may tear apart his present life as well. Teamed up with two savvy and colorful NYPD detectives, they build a strong case against the boy's father, Norman Ruiz. But twists unfold as similarities are discovered by the Medical Examiner between Hector's case and two recent adult murders, a fact which could exonerate Norman or make him a suspect in multiple homicides.
Another murder shatters the case from the inside out. All the while, echoes from Alex's own compromised past continue to reverberate, threatening everything he's rebuilt as a case that now haunts him speeds toward its shocking conclusion.
Excellent Legal Thriller...
This is an excellent debut legal thriller by Roger Canaff. He has written true crime in the past but this is his first endeavor into the fictional world.
The publisher's summary gives enough information to spark interest. I don't want to give anything away and that makes it a little difficult to write a descriptive review.
The plot revolves around an artistic boy, people entrusted to care for him, pedophiles and murder (including the murder of this boy).
There are a few jaw dropping moments. The protagonist, Assistant DA (Alex Greco ) prosecuting the man accused of killing his own son carries his own secrets. The characters are very believable and the scenario is highly plausible.
Will Damron is a favorite of mine. Of course he does a fantastic job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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amazing! great listen and great storyline!
from a prosecutor's perspective, it was realistic and yet kept me listening. hoping for the next book soon!