Detective “Doc” Wiley, a veteran of Vietnam and the Nassau County Homicide Squad, and Madeline Maclear, Nursing Director at a Long Island hospital, are thrown together when Carl, an untraceable expert assassin with a perverse sense of humor, returns to Long Island in the spring of 1999. Six former flower children, that have all but forgotten an adolescent episode at Woodstock in 1969, are scheduled for lethal vengeance.
As Carl’s targets begin to die in rapid succession, Doc’s eclectic investigative team plays a frantic game of catch-up, encountering colorful characters and chilling traps along the way. Only the victims glimpse the twisted reasoning behind Carl’s mission of mayhem. When the trail leads to the nursing director, the hunt gets personal.
Some of the best war novels are written long after the war has passed into history, and James Robertson’s For Good Reason takes its place among those classics. Robertson, a Vietnam veteran, writes with the authenticity of a man who was there, and the maturity of a man who has come to grips with his combat experiences. The battle scenes are among the best I’ve ever read: tense, heart-pounding, too realistic, and emotionally draining. This book will bring back memories of a time that changed all of us who lived through it.
USA Today Best Selling Author of “The Cuban Affair”