cover image Double Exposure

Double Exposure

Michael Lister, Author . Bleak House $24.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60

This stand-alone thriller from Lister, author of the John Jordan series (Blood of the Lamb , etc.), opens on a suspenseful note, but deteriorates toward the end. A camera set up by Remington James to photograph wildlife in the North Florida woods captures images of a man in uniform shooting a woman to death. Soon afterward, the murderer himself, an officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, confronts James, who spends the rest of the book fleeing from the gunman and his colleagues. James’s ability to hold his own against trained killers strains belief, and his repeated inability to restrain himself from using the radio he picked up from one of the killer’s allies, despite his knowledge that doing so could reveal his location, will also try readers’ patience. The author’s sparse prose moves the action along, but the pat resolution won’t win him many new fans. (Sept.)