New to paperback, EYES OF THE INNOCENT is Brad Parks’ second mystery novel featuring reporter Carter Ross. Readers who missed series debut FACES OF THE GONE need not worry, as Parks makes Ross seem like an old friend before the end of the first page of chapter one. That’s only one of many attractions to this thoroughly entertaining and engaging novel.
Ross, investigative reporter for The Newark Eagle-Examiner, starts his week off with an assignment to cover the city’s latest tragedy, a house fire that killed two young boys. Complicating matters, he is ordered by his editor to take along the paper’s newest intern, a gorgeous, but frightfully naive blonde everyone calls Sweet Thang.