I was pleasantly surprised by this satisfying little thriller by a fairly new author, Mark Arsenault. I was also surprised at how much I liked the main character, Billy Povich, despite his apparent flaws such as a gambling problem, which he only references in this book. I did not read the first Povich novel, Gravewriter, but I had no trouble following this story of the murder of a judge who is a friend of Billy's. Billy suspects that the cops are on the wrong trail to find the killer, so he decides to investigate "a bit" for himself. He then inadvertently uncovers the judge's hidden life and puts himself in danger in order to find the truth. All-in-all a very entertaining, page-turning detective story. Let me know what YOU think!