In the second book in the Joe Dillard series, In Good Faith, author Scott Pratt, brings us back into the attorney’s life after he finally found, perhaps his innocent client at the end of the last novel. Dillard has retired, but is restless and needs to get back to something. He and his wife don’t really need the income, but he needs to do something. He had wanted to be a prosecutor, but the lure of the money early in his career pushed him into the world of criminal defense. He and his wife finally decided that it was time he did want he always wanted to do.
Before his first official day as a prosecutor he is called out to a grisly crime scene and is assigned a case that is sure to draw attention as much because of the victims as the way they were murdered. Dillard has to balance the new job, working with law enforcement who, not that long ago sat across from him in court, a boss who seems to be giving him too much leeway (i.e. rope) for a new hire, and a few family problems thrown in for good measure.
There is a race to find the criminals before they strike again and find a way to put them away for a very long time. Is it a race Dillard can win?
This was another interesting novel by author Scott Pratt. The part that I didn’t really care for was the storyline about some of the “occult.” I didn’t expect that based on the first novel and hope that it’s not in the third.