The Last Clinic
By: Gary Gussick
Cannot get of good crime dramas? I can’t either. So when I came across Gary Gussick’s The Last Clinic I got excited. I can happily report that it was not disappointing. Superbly written Gary Gusick’s style of writing will have you gobbling this book up page after page. Combine the writing skill with a great story line and you have a great book that will be sure to fly off of the shelves. A high profile case calls for a highly skilled, high profile detective. Southern celebrity Pastor Johnny Aldridge is gunned down while making a stand outside of a women’s clinic in the early hours of the morning. Detective Darla Cavanah, wife of a late football Hugh Cavanah, is pulled back into the seedy world of Crime to solve a sensitive case.
The Last Clinic is a fast paced crime drama that will have you loathing to set the book down. Darla Cavanah is everything you’d want in a female detective. She is tough and effective, intelligent and perceptive all while being slightly broken or vulnerable after the death of her husband. Still coping with her loss, Cavanah is brought in to investigate the murder of a well-known pastor, husband and father. To make her job harder still she is forced to partner with a bothersome detective/Elvis impersonator who is convinced that he knows who did it from the get-go and won’t be told differently. Detective Cavanah can handle this juvenile partner but can she solve the tough case? Is she ready to go back to work so soon after loosing the love of her life in a tragic accident?
In The Last Clinic Gary Gusick gives us a well-developed female lead character in Darla Cavanah, a great story line with the murdered pastor with the not so pure past, all while facing different adversities. This book is a quick read, great for anytime of year when you are looking to find an easy but enthralling book. I love books where there are two different stories developing simultaneously. It keeps the story moving at speed and provides the reader with real time developments as the story progresses rather than looking back on and it and piecing it all together like a Sherlock Holmes story (not that I would ever bad mouth Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). I will definitely be keeping Gary Gusick on my list of authors to watch.