A Mac McClellan Mystery #2
E. Michael Helms
Seventh Street Books, November 2014
Mac McClellan, retired Marine, is enjoying his life on the gulf coast of Florida. He’s got his camper trailer and is dating Kate Bell, a woman he met at the local marina. But when he and Kate attend a showing of “Dead Man Walking” at the local classic cinema, Kate faints when she sees a man in the lobby who looks like her former boyfriend.
Wes Harrison died in a boating accident twelve years ago, Kate tells Mac. Although Mac finds it hard to believe, Kate insists it was Wes they saw. When Mac begins to probe into the circumstances surrounding Harrison’s death, he finds that Kate’s former boyfriend was involved in some shady activities. Would he have staged his own death?
Readers who enjoy private eye novels set in Florida, like Stuart Kaminsky’s Lew Fonseca series, will like Mac McClellan’s action-packed adventures.
Reviewed by Susan Belsky, October 2014.