Fatal Designs: A Patrick MacKenna Mystery by Peter H. Green

Fatal Designs: A Patrick MacKenna Mystery

byPeter H. Green

Kobo ebook | October 7, 2017

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Under the thugs’ constant guard, she has little chance to contact the outside and escape. But due to her mistrust of her father and the authorities and secret she can’t even tell him, she is afraid a desperate call to the outside help would result in a deadly showdown. Because she must rescue Aliesha, save her own life and avoid breaking her father’s heart. Erin feels cooperation with the murderers, although risky, is her only road to freedom, restoring her own self-respect and survival.

If Patrick fails, he will lose his beloved daughter, his only remaining link to his once-happy family. Will Erin and her friend escape these predators without sliding down the slippery slope to addiction, exploitation and personal ruin? Can father and daughter reconcile, put their heads together to catch these criminals and restore order both to their own lives and to their tremor-ravaged city?

Readers praise Fatal Designs
Suspenseful coming-of-age story

In this action-packed sequel to CRIMES OF DESIGN, architect and sometime-detective Patrick MacKenna not only has to worry about the seedier elements trying to take over the city, but his rebellious daughter...Erin MacKenna thinks her father is overly protective when he refuses to let her go on a float trip she helped organize. She goes anyway, and a series of disasters greater than he ever predicted place Erin and another girl in grave danger.
The trip intended to expose inner city girls to nature and a different way of life instead teaches Erin some streetwise survival skills. Erin wrestles with her feelings for her first lover as she takes the initial steps toward independence among drug-dealing strangers who exploit women and kill those who stand in their way. She learns to value her father’s protectiveness, while facing the life-altering consequences of her own actions.
—T. W. Fendley, Author of Zero Time and Solar Lullaby

Mystery solves more than crime—a parent’s bond

Peter Green’s new mystery, Fatal Designs, is not just a “good read,” but an important one, in my professional opinion. It brings up a critical topic, human trafficking, that is far more common than most people realize. It also reveals the dynamic evolution of a father/daughter relationship. Thank you, Peter, for showing the reader what that looks like! I recommend that parents buy this book for their teenagers as a way of starting conversations about these two vital topics. —Anne Redelfs, MD – retired psychiatrist, Author of The Awakening Storm

A cast of believable characters ...

Peter H, Green, the king of disaster, both real and manmade, has struck again. As usual, murder was involved and Patrick MacKenna is in the middle of it all.
A high school canoe trip, earthquake and seamy underworld characters blend to form a psychological thriller worthy of James Patterson or Patricia Cornwell. MacKenna is still battling the emotional wreckage from losing his wife in a tragic accident he feels responsible for causing. Now, will he lose the rest of his family to drug dealers and human traffickers?
Erin MacKenna has also not done well since losing her mother. Will dealing with her overly protective father, harboring her own troubling secret and the Stockholm syndrome combine causing her to bond with her captors?
Green provides a cast of believable characters who cover the spectrum from good to bad to worse. With Green's prompting, the characters create a book you can't put down until you reach the last page. —W. Slade, Amazon reader

Title:Fatal Designs: A Patrick MacKenna MysteryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 7, 2017Publisher:Peter H. GreenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941402100

ISBN - 13:9781941402108