Five Star, May 2004, 25.95
Having solved the LADY GODIVA MURDER does not liberate Cezanne Martin from being treated poorly because of her affair with a married peer. Instead Cezanne is further punished by her relative Deputy Chief Daniel Rosen who announces at a press conference that she is the temporary head of homicide. Rosen informs the media that Cezanne will head up the newly formed Cold Case Squad and promises to solve the eight year old Great Dane Murder in two weeks. Rosen will keep the pressure on Cezanne because he expects her to resign after making the Fort Worth police a laughing stock.
Cezanne refuses to quit though she has just obtained her law degree. Instead she transfers in ostracized cop Klevenhagen because his personnel file is bigger than hers. As she watches a teen with the gift of sight, Cezanne obtains help from the FBI that leads her undercover the Dungeons of Decadence, but soon learns that the Executioner stalks D&D participants seeking sacrifices from the top secret WILD ORCHID SOCIETY. If she is to solve her cold case, Cezanne will need to infiltrate this deadly group and unmask the Executioner. Besides her career in jeopardy, her life could be forfeit too.
The story line moves forward on several fronts that not only never slows down the pace, but also merges together into a investigative tale.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner