From the Introduction:
Retired cop Jake Mosby wants a quiet, simple life selling old books in an inherited bookstore, but serial killer Charlie Fairhaven is running around Skagit County. There’s a grandson no one wants, an old flame rekindled and endless complications.
Ken Coffman is the master of unique characterizations and Fairhaven delivers a rich reading experience.
"Jake Mosby is a grumpy, drunk, retired Seattle police investigator waiting to die. His plans for a quiet departure from his pain-filled existence are scuttled when he is drawn into a serial killer's web of madness and "mercy" killings. Set in his (and the author's) adopted hometown of Mt. Vernon, WA, the curmudgeonly Mosby and his slacker-punk grandson Nort are deputized by the local police; the ultimate "Odd Couple" creating a serious disturbance in the police force while working to stop a murderer destined to become one the most notorious serial killers of all time.
Fairhaven is an excellent read. Coffman creates complex characters that are wonderfully flawed. Without a single personality to cheer for, the author somehow manages to get the reader to invest in - and care about - the highly dysfunctional heroes of his story."