Disclaimer: I received an advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. You can see by the Verified Purchase tag that I liked the book well enough to support Mr. Becker’s work by purchasing the book when it was released.
In this fifth installment in the Kurt Hunter Mysteries, Steven Becker has outdone himself. Kurt, a National Park Ranger with an overbearing and glory seeking boss, constantly finds himself involved in major crimes that don’t really fit his job description. Working with his girlfriend, a coroner’s assistant, and some other friends, on his own time until he can find an angle that appeals to his boss, Kurt is fast gaining the respect of the local law enforcement community. In the latest adventure, based loosely on the bridge collapse at Florida International University Kurt gets involved when he comes upon the scene while taking his daughter back to his ex-wife’s house. Mr. Becker skillfully weaves the emotions of all parties involved into a tight story line that never slows down. We get a ringside seat to Kurt’s thought processes as he works at solving what really happened as too many things just don’t add up. Accident? Poor Workmanship? Sabotage? Or maybe Murder? Ride along with Kurt and find out.
Backwater Pass is by far the best installment in a series that has never disappointed me as a reader. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a good, tight mystery with great character development. Be warned however that it is extremely difficult to put down and you may find yourself still reading when the sun is coming up.