The Unforgiving Minutes by Mary Monica Pulver
(a Peter Brichter mystery)

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Police officer Otto Peter Brichter is an outstanding detective, though socially awkward. An investigation of a local crime ring brings him to Tretower Ranch, where he meets Nick Tellios and his niece, Katherine McLeod Price. Kori, as she is called, is a young reclusive woman whose primary interest is in the horses on the ranch. Brichter falls head over heels in love with her, but the trauma of her parents’ murder as a young child still haunts her and makes her distant. As Brichter’s investigation continues, he finds that Tellios is linked to the local organized crime syndicate, and that Tellios is exploiting Kori and keeping her a virtual prisoner. When Kori is kidnapped, the evidence increasingly points to Tellios being behind it. Brichter finds that this is just the beginning of a mystery with far-reaching implications, some of which go back to the unsolved killing of Kori’s parents.

About Mary Monica Pulver

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Published November 29, 2013 by FTL Publications. 232 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Why is Pulver concocting mysteries when she clearly has the instincts of a romance writer and the knowledge (Murder at the War) to pull off an authentic, and maybe even rousing, historical?

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Pulver's new thriller slips a bit below the standard set in her notable Murder at the War, which introduced Sgt. Peter (Obie'') Brichter of the Charter, Ill., police. There is plenty of action here,

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