In T. Jefferson Parker's mystery debut, Laguna Heat, he really brought on the heat in this stellar mystery. For Tom Shepard, he was a disgraced LAPD detective from a shooting of a young black teen, he moved to Laguna Beach. From there, he investigated a trail of fire murders, a path that lead him back to his darkest past of his mother's murder. When he finally encountered the man who destroyed his family, all best were off, when he discovered the cold truth on what lead to it and what happened beyond it. Now he had to make his peace and deal with it with a shocking ending.
This was a gripping mystery that captivated me on every single page. I cared about Jane Algernon and Tom Shephard, since they were both victims from the same murder. I felt sorrow and anguish for Tom, who learned the shocking truth on his mother's death and how he dealt with the past. I felt the same way for Jane, while we watched their blossoming relationship blossom and grow in the novel. I loved the location of Laguna Heat and Mexico for the intense and vivid scenic settings. Great non-stop action, plenty of suspense, intrigue, mystery and a hint of romance.
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