The third installment in Wangard’s Pete Thorsen series proves to be a solid contemporary mystery. This time around, attorney Thorsen gets drawn into yet another murder mystery when he accompanies a reporter friend to a crime scene. Someone used a golf club to bludgeon Les Brimley to death before staking the corpse to the ground at a golf course near Lake Michigan. Brimley, a real estate developer, was an unpopular figure in the community—so there’s no shortage of suspects, including widow Susan Brimley, who turns to Thorsen for help when she’s summoned for questioning by the authorities. Though some scenes stretch credulity, readers will appreciate the author’s workmanlike prose and a plot that’s interesting enough to keep them turning the pages.