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am 2. April 1999
After solving a case involving Neo-Nazis, Baltimore Herald journalist Daryl Billups is quickly rising to the top of his profession. The paper has given the African-American crime reporter a promotion and a hefty raise, and he has become a local TV star.
Daryl reports on a serial killer whose African-American victims are found with decals of confederate flags all over their face. While most individuals quickly assume these are hate crimes, Daryl wonders if there might be a different motive to the murders. However, as Daryl begins his own inquiries, the killer hones in on the reporter, planning to add him to his rising count of murders.
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW, the second Daryl Billups mystery (see the delightful UP JUMPED THE DEVIL), is a very entertaining who-done-it. The story line requires some acceptance of the seemingly impossible. For instance, the instant "beaming" of Daryl from Baltimore to an Atlanta crime scene occurs faster than anyone could have even cleared Hartsfield's waiting area. However, those few instances fail to take away from the fast-paced, fast-paced, and enjoyable plot. Daryl remains a fabulous hero. The secondary players, especially the city of Baltimore, imbue the novel with a special warmth and depth. With novels like this one, Blair S. Walker will not remain hidden in plain view of the local bookstore.