From Publishers Weekly
Parker's powerful story of murder and police corruption--a Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selection in cloth--features sparkling, tough prose in the hard-boiled tradition of Chandler and MacDonald.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
The author of Laguna Heat (LJ 9/1/85) again combines generous detail, heartfelt characterization, and impressive language in an outstanding, memorable, and magnetic work. John Weir, an ex-sheriff's department employee, and brother-in-law Raymond battle corrupt police, development-at-all-cost advocates, and a known sex offender when they try to find the murderer of John's beloved sister. Splayed against the coastal community of Newport Beach, California, where old-time residents hope to elect a "slow-growth" candidate, their investigation reveals ever-deeper layers of deception. This exciting, multidimensional plot should grab even the most demanding mystery reader.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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