has an absorbing mystery, heart-pounding suspense, and strong themes of hope and friendship.
Detective Marx, the NYPD’s Southern import and beloved good guy from CC Warrens’ Holly Cross novels, scrambles to find a serial killer with a moralizing streak in this first book of the Seeking Justice series. He must navigate enigmatic clues, false leads, and threats that hit a little too close to home to find the truth and protect the people he cares about.
Although the plot is exciting and intense, this is definitely a character-driven novel thanks to Marx, with his complex mixture of no-nonsense toughness, fierce sense of justice, and patient affection.
The inspirational message always present in Warrens’ novels has a uniquely Marx spin also, as he slowly learns to exchange his lifelong self-reliance for genuine faith and strives (sometimes awkwardly) to encourage others to do the same. The result is a warm and realistic picture of the faith journey.
Fans of the previous series will be delighted to see familiar secondary characters, especially the quirky and unexpectedly heroic Holly Cross.