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Review of "The Darker Side" by Cody McFadyen

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The Darker Side
by Cody McFadyen

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In this third mystery from Cody McFadyen to feature FBI Agent Smoky Barrett, the world of politics comes crashing down on Smoky when she's assigned to investigate the murder of Lisa Reid, the daughter of a Democratic senator, who was stabbed aboard an airplane. Complicating the case further is the fact that Lisa was a pre-operative transsexual. As Smoky and her team investigate further, they're led to a religious zealot dubbed "The Preacher" who focuses his wrath on perceived sinners like Lisa.

Smoky's job always forces her to wade through the darkest depths of society and "The Darker Side" takes her deeper than she's ever been before. While the political pressures she has to deal with seem a bit formulaic, it's the psychological elements of McFadyn's books that keep you guessing to the last page, making this one of the best mysteries of the past five years.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our October, 2008 issue.

See our reviews of other works by Cody McFadyen that you might enjoy:

Shadow Man
by Cody Mcfadyen
ISBN: 0553804650

Special Agent Smoky Barrett led a squad of agents who were dedicated to investigating serial killers until her family was attacked by one of them…[more]

The Face of Death
by Cody Mcfadyen
ISBN: 978-0-553-80466-9

FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett is back. This time she investigates the story told to her by a sixteen year-old girl who's holding a gun to her head in the midst of a house filled with the murdered corpses of her adoptive family…[more]

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