Prospect, Tenn., police chief Jenkins is given another chance to display his sardonic humor, people-reading skills, and ability to find a killer among a host of suspects and shenanigans in another of army and police department veteran Sam Zurl’s Sam Jenkins Mysteries. Two-time Audie Award nominee David Colacci exhibits a wide range of voices and temperaments as Jenkins catches a construction site copper thief only to lose the complainant to murder. An indicted rival, his beautiful wife, the victim’s wife (and her lover), and, of course, the previously corralled copper thief all have motive and opportunity, but Jenkins knows his job is to figure out the only one who could have actually done the deed.
Building contractor Scott Beets seeks help in catching the person responsible for stealing the copper wire and pipes he uses for home construction. Police Chief Sam Jenkins finds the thief, but shortly after the burglar is released on bail, the complainant is found murdered. The investigation reveals numerous suspects, leaving Jenkins to find the guilty one.