Date: 27 December, 2005 — $7.99 — Book
A police sniper discharges his gun, taking out a target just moments before that target shoots the mother of a little boy. And the sniper is put on leave while the case is investigated. So far, this is standard procedure.
But then it turns out that the guy who was shot is the son of a powerful judge, who threatens to ruin the cop, and who apparently has the means to do so. And the mother seems to have a few darks secrets of her own. And it is just possible that she's skillful enough into having created the situation, using the police to take out a husband who had become too much of a threat... either to her son, or possibly to her. Is she the one making the little boy sick?
Well, really, what can you say? It's a thriller novel, everyone's got a sordid past, nobody's quite who they seem to be, and (gasp) people lie about the horrible things that happened to them in childhood. It's also a fairly violent novel but not graphically so— no lingering descriptions of blood or death, just enough to paint a fairly vivd but incomplete picture, then snap to reactions from the ones who find the scene, the family, the killer... standard Gardner procedure.