“The Kill Room” is right up to the minute and far ranging book. It involves the sniper killing of an American activist at a luxury hotel in the Bahamas. The Bahamian authorities dont’ seem to be interested in investigating the murder but a New York Distric Attorney thinks it is a targeted killing by an obscure US Federal Agency and is intent on conducting a conspiracy to commit murder investigation, come hell or high water or national security concerns.
The book stars Deaver’s recurring character Lincoln Rhymes, a consulting forensics investigator who has been given the job of analyzing the evidence in the case which is a good trick since he is in New York, and the murder occurred in the Bahamas. He doesn’t have much to work with but he works with what he has.
Things soon get dangerous. A foodiphile murderer is determinted to derail the investigation by whatever means including eliminating what little evidence there is and eliminating witnesses if has to do so.
This is a very absorbing book on several different levels. There are several plot twists and turns, all of which make sense and even a grizzled murder mystery reader like me didn’t foresee the ending. I give it four stars out of five, which is great!
I got mine at the library so I’ll have to return it. I read it during a trip to the Rocky Mountains. So if you are in the Tulsa Library and you get a whiff of spruce trees, sage brush, mountain meadows,and trout streams just follow it to the book.