In this newest book by Jac Wright we are taken into the world of successful and confident Jac Connor. All is well in Jac Connor's world; he has a lucrative and fulfilling career as an electrical engineer, a wealthy wife, a beautiful home by the sea, and an all round enviable life. Yet things begin to unravel when his pregnant mistress is murdered and he is arrested for her murder. Although, it is hard to feel sympathy for a cheating husband who gets his mistress pregnant, it wouldn't be right for a man pay for a murder that he did not commit. This is not the genre that I usually read however I found that this murder mystery thriller was an enjoyable read. It is also a fairly quick read at under 300 pages and if you enjoy a murder mystery with plenty of twist and turns The Reckless Engineer is well worth giving at try. There are a lot of characters and details to keep up with, but Wright manages to keep the story flowing through it all. It is priced at $2.99 at Amazon, definitely a good buy.
The aftershocks of an affair reverberate out to those in the lives of the lovers, who will NOT take it lying down.
Jack Connors lives an idyllic life by the Portsmouth seaside married to Caitlin McAllen, a stunning billionaire heiress, and working at his two jobs as the Head of Radar Engineering of Marine Electronics and as the Director of Engineering of McAllen BlackGold, his powerful father-in-law's extreme engineering company in oil & gas. He loves his two sons from his first marriage and is amicably divorced from his beautiful first wife, Marianne Connor. Their delicately balanced lives are shattered when the sexy and alluring Michelle Williams, who Jack was having a secret affair with and who is pregnant with his child, is found dead and Jack is arrested on suspicion for the murder.
Jeremy Stone brings in a top London defence attorney, Harry Stavers, to handle his best friend's defence.
Who is the bald man with the tattoo of a skull seen entering the victim's house? Who is the "KC" that Caitlin makes secret calls to from a disposable mobile? Has the powerful Douglas McAllen already killed his daughter's first partner, and is he capable of killing again? Is Caitlin's brother's power struggle with Jack for the control of McAllen Industries so intense that he is prepared to kill and frame him? Is the divorce from his first wife as amicable on her part as they believe it to be? Are his sons prepared to kill for their vast inheritance? Who are the ghosts from Caitlin's past? What is the involvement of Jack's manager at Marine Electronics?
While Jack is charged and his murder trial proceeds in the Crown Court under barrister Harry Stavers' expert care, Jeremy runs a race against time to find the real killer and save his friend's life, if he is in fact innocent, in a tense tale of love, desire, power, and ambition.