The Guise of Another; Allen Eskens
Seventh Street Books - 2015
Alexander Rupert is a Minneapolis, MN detective with a professional career that looks like it's on a downward spiral. Once a Medal of Valor winner, now he's suspected of corruption in a drug case. Reassigned to the Fraud Unit, he's miserable at work and his home life is a mess as well as he suspects wife Desi, is cheating on him.
Things heat up for Alexander when he is charged with investigating an automobile accident involving a Lexus and a Porsche. The drive of the Porsche, James Putnam is dead but, he was using a fake ID. So who is the dead man and what happened to the real James Putnam? The investigation takes Alexander to NYC with links to a fifteen year old murder case.
The Guise of Another is a multi-layered story with great characters, including a crazed assassin from the Balkans. The story is highly charged with a few twists to keep things interesting and a satisfying ending. Readers who enjoy crime and murder mysteries should try this one. The author knows how to hold the reader's interest. Although I liked this story, his debut novel, The Life We Bury was a favorite of mine. Be sure to try this author, you'll be glad you did.