On a sunny May day in Illinois, a young, strong, athletic, police officer chases a white haired, old man in his seventies. But this young cop is losing big in his foot pursuit and struggles to figure out how this is even possible.
ALMOST is the story of Officer Paul Reese and his cocky determination to forever lock away the mysterious, yet proficient serial criminal, known only as the Chameleon.
All of the Chameleon's victims are women of childbearing age. And for the forty-fourth consecutive year, he just added yet another victim to his already extensive list.
But this officer was about to discover that the Chameleon was no ordinary criminal. His crimes were no ordinary crimes. And his victims were no ordinary victims.
Like an onion with many layers, Officer Reese peels back the perplexities surrounding five specific Operation Almost cases, but their stories are just the beginning.
In Karena Laplace's unforgettable debut crime novel, she takes the reader into the personal lives of compelling "victims" and blur the lines between trauma and fate, logic and understanding, and anger and forgiveness.
With each page, as Officer Reese gets closer to capturing the career criminal, he worries if he will be successful, or almost.