My rating: 2 of 5 stars
“The Puppet Master” is a political mystery novel set in the heart of American capital. This is the second book in the series but it is a prequel to “The Amendment Killer”.
Washington DC’s world got shaken when three leading politicians were suddenly murdered. Cliff Norman, the murder suspect was quickly identified and taken into custody. However, right before the suspect’s trial, the numbers of events begin to happen, and the prime detective on the case, Frank Lotello, starts to question every lead that originally guided them to Norman.
Although I liked the idea of the book, the actual plot took too long to unveil. The novel does cover many political issues and how disrupting the legal system of justice is. I didn’t feel there was much suspense in the book. There was a reference to an old Columbo show in the story, and actually, that’s exactly what the novel has reminded me of, good, old Columbo episode.
Thank you Ronald Barak for a free copy of the book.