Mercy Killing by Stephen Solomita

Apr 21, 2010

Mercy Killing by Stephen SolomitaSolomita has been writing hardboiled police procedurals for years. His character of the rogue cop Stanley Moodrow from “Forced Entry” and “Damaged Goods” has always stuck with me. His most recent book is another police procedural with a new main character, Lenny Shaw. Shaw is the detective in the investigation of the death of a coma patient who is cared for at home. The intricacies and expense of caring for the sick and the moral dilemmas presented are all sub plots in this thoughtful exposition on the end of a life. Was she murdered by her husband? Or was it another family member? I enjoy the prose and the dialogue is great!

Reviewed by Library Staff