The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza
The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza is the 2nd in the Erika Foster Detective series.
This series is going to be a hit with most people. I love it. The characters feel real, flaws and all. We are now learning more about Moss, Peterson, and Isaac Strong, and about Erika. They are truly becoming a team, learning to respect each others strengths and weaknesses.
In this book, Erika is called to investigate the death of a doctor, who is found naked, drugged, tied up, with a bag over his head. Everyone thinks it’s a gay bashing except Erika. When a second body is found under identical circumstances, things get a little murkier. As the story develops, and Erika becomes more involved, her own life and the freedom of a close friend is jeopardized. Between trying to solve the murders, protect her friend, and deal with the politics of the job, Erika is still trying to accept the death of her husband.
Again, Robert Bryndza has produced a great mystery, with a strong female lead, and interesting characters! I’m looking forward to more in this series.
Favorite Quote from The Night Stalker:
“This is the problem when you create enemies, Erika. They go off and plot, and often flourish in the shade.”
“Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.”