Death goes to college. The co-ed missing from Tisquanto State was
the daughter of Governor Sam Holland's rival for re-election -- and best friend. But she
was more than that. She was Laura Thornton, a human being -- somehow the pawn and victim
of angry student upheavals not even the governor understood...
Ghost-written by Gil Brewer.
Nevins makes it clear that all the revisions didn’t help The
Campus Murders, in which McCall is sent to seething Tisquanto State
College to investigate the disappearance of a student who happens to be the
daughter of the governor’s political rival. The murders start right after
McCall arrives and force him to play detective, a role for which he displays
The plotting is routine, the writing careless, the characters too numerous and hard to keep straight, and the evocation of campus unrest in the late Sixties is liberal in perspective but not well integrated into the storyline. Nevins gave it a D.
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