R. M. Clark's debut adult novel, Center Point, is a charming mystery embroiled in history. Dennis Kozma is a charming young man, given a quest by his dead father to clear his name. Soon, it becomes apparent that there is more to the story than just his father's good name.
The secondary characters are both charming and diabolical. Dennis' stepfather, Stan, particularly, is a piece of work.
Clark's voice is wonderful and make the story a very fast read. If I had one complaint, it was that in areas there seemed to be a little too much Dennis telling us about things when the reader would rather be in the middle of the action.
This is a story not to be ignored though. Full of charm and wit, Dennis is a lovable character.