|What could possibly have motivated a murderer to leave his victims in such horrific positions? Revenge? Payback? Or just plain evil?|
The murderer would hang the victims upside down with items in their mouths that would indicate something about what they had done.
TAHOE PAYBACK opens with a murderer walking the victim to her place of death. The method of death was pretty grizzly, and this wasn't the end of the terror.
When McKenna is approached by a man who says his girlfriend is missing and needs McKenna’s help, he gets involved in this and other similar cases. This woman was the unlucky first victim hung upside down with roses in her mouth.
Victim Number Two was also hung upside down with a tennis ball in his mouth along with a plastic tennis player wedged in the side of his mouth.
Victim Number Three was hung upside down from an Amtrak train and had military medals in his mouth.
We follow McKenna as he investigates in his unorthodox, but workable ways. It always is a treat to see how he looks for clues and works alone as well as with his Great Dane, Spot.
As McKenna investigates, he finds corruption in a huge charity that Victim Number One was in charge of. The victim ran a multi-million dollar collection scam and kept all the money herself.
TAHOE PAYBACK seemed a bit more gruesome than Mr. Todd's other books. The murder scenes were chilling. Can you imagine being hung upside down?
Despite the extra grizzly scenes, the writing was marvelous as always, had a great story line, and hinted at the unscrupulous dealings of some charities.
We also get to re-visit with Street, McKenna’s girlfriend, and her dog Blondie.
If you have never read a Todd Borg novel, you need to...non-stop action, tension, lovable characters, and you always learn something new.
TAHOE PAYBACK is another Todd Borg mystery you won't figure out.
If this is your first book by Todd Borg or you are a loyal fan, you won't be disappointed.
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.