Crimes of Design
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“When architect and city planner Patrick MacKenna discovers the dead body of the city manager at his dream project site, within hours he's a murder suspect. He must help solve the crime to clear his name. His judgment is clouded by his inexplicable guilt over the death of his wife in an accident during a Christmas Eve ice storm, blinding him to the solution of the case. The murdered city manager was his staunchest advocate in the controversial new city-within-the city he planned and designed, in the protected floodplain of the Missouri River.”
Peter Green has moved seamlessly from architect to author, using his knowledge to craft a likeable character in Patrick MacKenna – a man who is raising a teenage daughter, dealing with his own wants and desires, handling a tricky project and an overbearing boss, as well being considered a top suspect in the murder of his friend and colleague.
It all takes place right here in STL, with reminiscences of past floods and internal levee district wrangling with the Corps of Engineers. Besides a good crime story, Mr. Green gives us glimpses of past and future as we sit at the confluence of two great rivers.