You will like this book if you enjoy the medical mystery-thriller!
I was living in Las Vegas at the time the murder of Kathy Augustine came to light. She had a reputation of being someone hard to deal with and she was also a member of the Nevada Republican Party. I remember three things.....that her prior husband died suddenly, that she was involved with a new man shortly after the last husbands death, and that the Republicans were not happy with Kathy. What was more intriguing is that anyone familiar with Nevada politics will know the GOP of Nevada is not like that of other states. This is cowboy/robber baron politics mixed with a sprinkling of pious religiosity and win-at-any-costs conviction!!
This is the second book I have read by Gary King that takes place in Nevada, and like the first book, An Early Grave (the story about the murder of Casino Owner and Vegas legend, Ted Binion), this story represents another in a long line of high-profile murders based on twisted defendants with incredibly selfish motive and colorful, interesting, yet tragically-flawed victims.
The only thing that I would have loved to read in this book...and perhaps there's a sequal in the works.....was more from Chaz Higgs. I am eager to listen to his own explaination of what he did and why he did it. If he still professes his innocence then I want to know who he thinks murdered his wife and why they did it!!??? I guess we won't know that until this case makes it through the court system and he is eventually released, or his appeals run out.