Praise for FrostLine...
"This assured third entry in Scott's Ben Abbott series provides plenty of macho action...a thoroughly good read." -Publishers Weekly
When Newbury's newest resident, ex-diplomat Harry King, summons real estate agent Ben Abbott to his new McMansion, Fox Trot, Ben dreams of big dollar signs. But King doesn't want Ben's selling expertise; he wants him to mediate a dispute with his troublesome neighbor, surly Vietnam vet Richard Butler. A strip of Butler's land cuts straight into King's estate like a knife. King wants to build a dam in the stream separating them, creating a picturesque lake.
Then an explosion rocks a lavish party on the Fox Trot lawn, blowing up the dam and Butler's ex-con son, Dickie, along with it. Butler, an army-trained sapper, is arrested for setting the dynamite but Ben, whose childhood friend Dickie had tried his patience and loyalty many times before, refuses to accept Butler's guilt. Besides, too many things don't add up. Could the destruction be the work of terrorists? Or one of the many groups holding a grudge against King? Or just someone with his own axe to grind?
Justin Scott has written 24 novels, mostly under his own name, and five modern sea stories under his pen name, Paul Garrison. He has been twice nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award by the Mystery Writers of America, and is a member of the Adams Round Table.