Sam is hot under the collar, and it has nothing to do with the summer swelter! The frail woman waltzed into his office on a steamy Saturday in July, wanting Sam to exonerate her husband of the charge of murder. But the murders occurred over 19 years ago and the man in question was killed in prison some months back. But that wasn't the worst of it! It just so happens that her husband was Carlo "the Confessor" Andolucci, the once-notorious Purple Gang member.
Sam knew this name all too well: Carlo Andolucci had brought devastation to the Flanagan family while employed by Abe Saperstein, head of the group of thugs that terrorized the streets of Detroit. There was no way he'd take on this case to help this woman...or would he? Once he discusses the matter with others, he begins to hear a side of Andolucci he didn't know. Had Sam held on to a belief that was wrong all these years? Only by rethinking his decision to take on this case will answer that. Only by agreeing to investigate would he ever find the truth.
Opened Wounds is a great detective story. Wonderfully narrated. Loved the characters and story line. Kept my interest without overwhelming me with too much details. I will definitely be reading more by Judith White.
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