Blood on the Tracks

Sydney Rose Parnell Series, #1

It never ceases to amaze me how cruel people can be, especially when others are different. Some war vets do come back different, but that does not mean that you automatically assume that they committed a crime. Though you are supposed to look at those that are close, I still think that assumptions and stereotypes lead to false arrests and leads.

Parnell and Clyde were interesting. I have always been fascinated by police officers and their K-9 counterparts. P and C are truly a team and have been through a lot. I liked that Barbara gave different points of views with the characters. It gave more background and the story wasn’t lost. Murder cases are always interesting and digging into people's lives is fun. It’s almost like a puzzle and it was well done in this story.

Book Blurb for Blood on the Tracks

A young woman is found brutally murdered, and the main suspect is the victim’s fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But Railroad Police Special Agent Sidney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can't shake the feeling that larger forces are behind this apparent crime of passion.

In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her K9 partner, Clyde?both haunted by their time in war?descend into the underground world of a savage gang of rail riders. There, they uncover a wide-reaching conspiracy and a series of shocking crimes. Crimes that threaten everything Parnell holds dear.

As the search for the truth puts her directly in the path of the killer, Parnell must struggle with a deadly question: Can she fight monsters without becoming one herself?

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2016 3.50