An incident at the home of the Copper State University CFO leaves four people dead, three killed by a bomb and one shot. Acting on an anonymous tip, Sunset Hills police find the murder gun in the office of the University Registrar, Ms. Audrey Simmonds. Ms. Simmonds is arrested but her finacé Scottsdale Police Detective Manuel Acosta, won't rest until she's proven innocent. The proof is buried in an elaborate kickback scheme involving a shady consulting company, dishonest university administrators, and ultimately, a crooked Fresno cop.
The characters are intriguing—especially the enigmatic Susan Dean. Reading about this star-crossed group is like watching people swimming with the current, eager but unaware that the rapids are just ahead. The reader won't know their true destiny until the final page. —Roger T. Ames, author; translator, Sun-Tzu, The Art of Warfare.
Jeff and Connie Fletcher's dear friend, Tony Santoro, is murdered in the aftermath of a bomb plot. The investigation uncovers a world of financial corruption at a state university, a woman with a mysterious past, a pedophile ex-cop, and a potential serial killer. Taking Names is a page-turner you won't want to put down. —Ron Wick, author, Santiago Mystery Series.
Taking Names is fast-paced and riveting--and Cosgrove is a prophet. Academia beware! The current trend toward outsourcing college services makes this story very timely indeed. —Dennis Rennicke, Budget Development Officer, Central Arizona College.