This is the third book in a series of mystery novels featuring Zane Clearwater, a character who has had a shady past. It can be read independently of the others and there is a fourth is in the works. The story centers on Clearwater’s family, including a gun-packing grandmother and a private detective who comes to the aid of the family to stop a revengeful assailant who starts out in prison at the story’s beginning. Lipinski’s descriptive prose is first-rate, and the various characters are well drawn, with some very realistic challenges in their lives. By the end of the book you will feel that you know them and have a lot of empathy for their circumstances. Fans of mystery novels will enjoy this book, and I highly recommend it.