An instantly addictive read…
A widow’s investigation into her husband’s accidental death unearths some surprising revelations in Meier’s stellar debut installment in the Frank Adams series. When Charles Rawlson, CEO at Amertex electronics, dies in an unfortunate plane accident, his widow Helen Rawlson is convinced of foul play. She hires Frank Adams, retiree from the NTSB, who is working as an independent aviation accident investigator, to look into the matter. As Frank begins his investigation, he uncovers a sinister conspiracy of epic proportions. Fast-paced, absorbing narrative moves the action briskly along while keeping all the disparate pieces of the problem in the mix. Meier does a terrific job of maintaining a palpable current of tension throughout Frank’s investigation, and his final reveal about what happened to Charles is surprising, logical, and satisfying. Conspiracy and a good dose of intrigue build up to a shockingly dramatic ending that’s equal parts exhilarating and satisfactory. A clever, stylish mystery with page-turning twists.
Guidance to Death: A Novel
Daniel V. Meier, Jr.
Pub date May 9, 2023
Price $18.95 (USD) Paperback, $8.99 Kindle