Fiction - Crime

Crime Unknown, A Buck Taylor Novel

Category:Fiction - Crime

Author:Chuck Morgan

  • Publisher: Charles E Morgan
  • Publication Date: February 26, 2021
  • Number of Pages: 401
  • ISBN-10: 173484244x
  • ISBN-13: 978-1734842449
  • ASIN: B08XN16J87

Crime Unknown, A Buck Taylor Novel by Chuck Morgan is the seventh book in the series and a gripping crime mystery filled with well-crafted dialogues and strong elements of suspense. The story centers around the suspicious death of a young black college student, initially declared a suicide by the local police. However, the student's parents, unsatisfied with the official explanation, turn to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for answers. Here comes Agent Buck Taylor and his team, tasked with uncovering the truth behind the tragic incident.  The elaborate knot, too complicated to tie for someone willing to kill themselves is the first clue that the death might not be a suicide. But as Buck digs deeper, he quickly understands that there is something more sinister to fear in this seemingly idyllic town called Copper Creek. Dark and dangerous secrets are uncovered and a criminal organization that has existed for a hundred years. The danger becomes even bigger as more revelations surface.

Crime Unknown, A Buck Taylor Novel is a cleverly plotted and pulse-pounding crime thriller that is as emotionally rich as it is psychologically moving. The investigators undertake a treacherous path to uncover the secrets behind the death of a Black student, meeting obstacles and resistance from the local authorities. The suspense is unabated and the urgency to find answers grows as the governor insists on a swift resolution to prevent potential civil unrest. Morgan skillfully weaves a tale that keeps readers on the edge of their seats, deftly building tension with each chapter. The characters are well-developed and relatable, especially Buck Taylor, whose determination to seek justice outshines his other abilities. The author brilliantly paints a picturesque setting, contrasting the town's apparent beauty and tranquility with the hidden darkness lurking beneath. Morgan's writing will captivate readers, sprinkled with smart dialogue. The intricate web of mystery and deception adds an additional layer of intrigue, making this novel an engaging read for fans of the genre. I couldn't stop after opening the first page. Apart from the strong plot points, Morgan's superior storytelling seals the spell that keeps readers turning the pages. 

Reviewed By: Christian Fernandez

Reviewed Date: October 26, 2023

Category: Fiction - Crime

Thriller, Suspense & Mystery