After having this on my "to-read" shelf for a long time, I finally found a used autographed copy at my local store.
This was a well done "hard-boiled" detective story, in which the outcome was pretty shocking and not really expected. I liked the details about cold cases and the use of science at crime scenes the best because I just find that kind of stuff fascinating.
I am intigued to read the second installment, but I'm also prepared to be disappointed at the same time because it's hard to write a sequel that's as appealing as the original when you're working within the same genre. However, I need to see for myself.