The Custer Conspiracy

Dennis Koller. Pen, $14.99 trade paper (348p) ISBN 978-0-9980808-0-2
What if the true story of Custer’s last stand was quite different from the accepted version? That’s the intriguing premise of Koller’s second thriller featuring homicide inspector Tom McGuire of the San Francisco PD (after 2016’s The Oath). McGuire, who was once a high school football coach, is pleasantly surprised to hear from a former player, historian Matt Conroy, who’s working on a book about Custer. Conroy has just confirmed a discovery about the Battle of the Little Bighorn that could “possibly rewrite the past hundred and forty years of world history.” McGuire agrees to meet Conroy at the battle site, but on arrival he finds that a sniper has just murdered the historian. McGuire reaches out to another former player, Rob Kincaid, an ex–Navy SEAL, to help him find the truth after the U.S. Park Police and the FBI are taken off the homicide inquiry. The romance that develops between McGuire and Katelyn Murray, a member of Kincaid’s team who got her airplane pilot’s license at the age of 13, adds some human interest. (BookLife)
Reviewed on: 01/16/2017
Genre: Fiction
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