Extremely good beginning and end, with a somewhat flat middle. John Puller is a military investigator, and is told to investigate a multiple murder in a small town in West Virginia. Immediately after he arrives on the scene, even though it’s extremely early in the morning, he appears to hear a cop being murdered in the basement, sees a flash of someone running into the woods, and discovers a hidden drug lab.
From there, he soon discovers that two people across the street have also been murdered, and one of the cops canvassing the neighborhood, apparently talked to the killer, thinking he was the owner of the house. So, you soon catch on that everyone else on the case isn’t quite as sharp as John Puller, and he pretty much has to figure everything out himself. That gets a little old, especially the part where his brother is the only one smart enough to… well, I can’t tell you that part.
It does have a good finish to it though, so perhaps John Puller will turn out to be a good character to follow in this new series.