An Echo of Justice

Hugh Miller, Author
Hugh Miller, Author St. Martin's Press $16.95 (158p) ISBN 978-0-312-06343-6
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Detective Inspector Mike Fletcher ``has a purity and directness of purpose that's unusual in a policeman.'' So states barrister Martin Reynolds, one of the many superbly drawn characters in this procedural introducing the tough British policeman. Fletcher is desperate to locate young Steve McMillan, who has apparently taken a giant step from minor thievery to the murder of a policeman. He believes something extraordinary must have pushed the timid McMillan to strike out and kill, and Fletcher's woman-friend Kate Barbour, a psychiatrist who has treated McMillan, staunchly agrees. Fletcher must lure McMillan out of hiding before Percy Cullen, a bloodthirsty policeman hell-bent on gaining a promotion, gets his hands on the suspect. In the meantime, Miller ( Home Ground ) keeps the reader's heart pounding as Fletcher himself becomes the target of a madman's revenge. This dark, riveting story is enriched by psychological insights. (Sept.)
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