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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Precedent of Justice begins with a court scene. The jury had reached a verdict. The crowd held their breath as they listened. The verdict shocked everyone present in the courtroom except the defendant. The judge dramatically left the courtroom ending a stellar career. Bobby Dizorno wickedly grinned. It was not over, yet. It was really just beginning.
The LeFluers were brutally murdered. The killer stabbed the sleeping couple in the heart and mutilated their bodies. Detective Charlie Peppers was assigned to the case. He and reporter Nancy Raults unite to investigate the murders. As Charlie reports to the Chief, he notices something is not quite right. The Chief seemed to be under stress or pressure. Vital evidence came up missing. Then another murder is committed.
Precedent of Justice by Patrick R. Raley is an excellent read. There are enough unexpected twists and turns in this mystery to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. This is a page-turner; I could not put it down until I had read every word. Unfortunately, this book still needs some editing. Anthony and Mary’s love is heartwarming and brought tears to my eyes. The slowly budding romance between Nancy and Charlie was delightful. This book has a surprise ending. Fans of mystery will not want to miss Precedent of Justice.