Title: Missing Persons- a Buddy Steel Mystery by Michael Brandman
Genre: Currently # 9721 on Amazon Best Sellers Rank in Books, Mystery, Thriller Suspense, Mystery, Police Procedurals
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: To be released September 5, 2017
Source: Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley
Title and Cover: Missing Persons – Beautiful cover – conveys book location
Missing Persons is the first in the Buddy Steel Mystery series by Michael Brandman.
Steel is an independent bachelor; aggressive, smart, and has been working homicide at the LAPD, on track for advancement and content with his life. His father, a sheriff in Freedom (a small upscale coastal community north of Los Angeles) discovers his health is going south and asks his son to come home prepared to step into his shoes. Buddy grudgingly agrees, after argument with himself, not happy to return under his father’s counsel. Unfortunately, all hell breaks loose shortly after he returns when he lands in the middle of a missing persons case. She is the wife of a world-renowned television minister. Of course, nothing is simple–that’s the rule–and the investigation leads to con artists, violent gangs, drugs, and murder. Continue reading “Missing Persons-a Buddy Steel Mystery – a Book Review”