Charlie Parker, Albuquerque CPA, is cleaning out her house to make room for her fiance Drake and all his things. They met in Hawaii where he was a helicopter tour guide. Now he is moving in with her and hoping to start his own helicopter business.
While Charlie is going through boxes of her dad's, she finds his old leather notebook. He always carried it with him. She wonders how it ended up in a box in the attic instead of in the rubble of the plane crash that killed him and her mother approximately 15 years before. He was a scientist during the Cold War years. She reads the entries made the day he died. It starts her looking into what was going on back then and how and why they died.
Charlie and her brother Ron run an investigation firm. Ron agrees to try to get a copy of the NTSB report about the crash. Charlie set up a meeting with Jim, an NTSB official, who calls and says he has important information to give her.
The deeper Charlie gets into the investigation, the more dangerous things become for her and those involved around the investigation. There is also danger for those who are close to Charlie. Who could have caused her parents plane crash and why. What secret can be worth killing for after so many years? Who is next?
This is the first book I have read by Connie Shelton, but I don't expect it to be the last. I enjoyed it. I found Charlie to be a very likeable sleuth. Her brother Ron and fiance Drake are also well constructed and believable characters.
She did a great job with the setting and bringing forth the concern of danger from the investigation.
I definitely recommend this book.