Harvest House Publishers
Date: July 1, 2004
Reviewed: Trade Paperback
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The Buck Stops Here
Dollar Mysteries Series, No. 5
By Mindy Starns Clark
Callie Webber, investigator
for JOSHUA, the philanthropic organization funded by Tom Bennett,
overhears a conversation which leads her to believe Tom may have
been involved in the boating accident in which her husband was killed
a few years ago. When she confronts Tom for clarification he refuses
to answer, telling her that he cannot discuss what happened because
of an agreement with the National Security Agency.
with this answer from the man she hopes to marry, she returns to
the scene of the accident and questions the original witnesses.
She learns that the answers and reports of what happened do not
coincide with the official police reports. She embarks on her own
investigation in New Orleans to find the truth of what happened.
Before she can know the truth her future and her life with Tom is
in jeopardy. It isn't until she uncovers the hidden secrets and
learns the facts confirmed by no less than the President of the
United States that the two are able to come to terms with the past.
is the fifth and final installment of this series. The stories have
always been exciting and interesting. The plot here is intriguing
and fast paced. The writing is well done and very smooth. The settings
are realistically presented. The reader can visualize where the
action takes place. The characters are complex, with their relationships
interesting and finely drawn. There is throughout the story a thread
of faith and hope which sustains the two through their ordeal.