Meet Robert Hunter, the youngest Homicide Detective the Los Angeles Police has ever recruited, on his first day. As a rookie, he is given a simple suicide investigation to cut his teeth on. But when he arrives at the scene, he swiftly begins to suspect that something is not quite right. Despite the fact that the door was locked from the inside, and there is no other way out of the apartment, Hunter has a hunch that the victim did not commit suicide. But with a new Captain to impress and the evidence stacked against him, Hunter has a lot to prove if he is to solve the case and keep his place on the team.
This is an ebook exclusive short story and is roughly 80 pages long. It introduces the character of Robert Hunter to the reader, those who are familiar with Chris Carter’s novels will already know the character well. The Hunter introduces the reader to a Robert Hunter who is a rookie in the Los Angeles Police and is set before Chris Carter’s debut of The Crucifix Killer.
When I read this book I was eagerly awaiting the release of The Death Sculptor and this was a short story that filled in a gap. It is less gruesome than his previous work and does not set the reader up for the gruesome murder scenes in the Robert Hunter books.
Overall this was an interesting short story that kept my attention throughout.