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The Alibi Man Mass Market Paperback – February 26, 2008
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Since her first thriller was published in 1988, Tami Hoag has lived up to her reputation as a master of suspense. Visit Amazon's Tami Hoag Page.
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Elena Estes lives in the guest house of one of her friends who owns a stable and horses in Palm Springs. She lives on disability from the Sheriff's Dept because she was dragged under a pick-up truck while on a bust. She had jumped the gun and one of her friends and co-workers was killed. The bust had gone terribly wrong. If you read DARK HORSE you already know this. Elena has lost much, her job, her friends and her peace of mind. She has slowly healed her body but her guilt never leaves her mind.
Elena is exercising one of the horses belonging to her friend when she discovers the body of the other groom from her stable. Irina has been missing for two days and her body is found floating in a canal; as Elena and Detective Landrey watch an alligator attacks the corpse.
Landrey has allowed himself to fall in love with Elena and with her cynical outlook she has pushed him away. As he works on the case he finds she is a very valuable silent partner.
The story is graphic, with grab you by the throat action and dialogue. A group of wealthy men are the last to see Irina alive. They believe they are entitled to anything they want and no one has a right to question them. They are all wealthy socalite men from the highest ranks of the polo playing crowd. If one needs an alibi they need only call.
The tension is tight and when the steel of justice meets the injustice of patronage and favoritisim Palm Springs will take notice.Read more ›
Estes works for Sean Avadon as a groom helping take care of his horses. Another young woman, Irina, works for Avadon as well. One morning, Elena takes one of the horses out for a ride. She needs to get away after an emotional break-up with her boyfriend, Det. James Landry. While riding the horse down a path, Elena is horrified to find a dead body in a canal. Elena, an ex-cop, immediately calls Landry. They soon discover that the murdered young girl was Elena's co-worker, the mysterious Irina.
Elena takes the case somewhat personally and begins investigating what Irina's private social life entailed. She works on her own and discovers Irina liked to party with a group of wealthy men. These men include Jim Brody, the wealthy benefactor, Juan Barbaro, the playboy polo player, and Bennett Walker, Estes' ex-fiance from 20 years ago whom she still hates with a passion. The rest of the novel follows the twists and turns as Estes investigates what happened the night Irina went to a party with these men and then turned up dead. She aides Landry in his investigation too and also promises to help a vicious Russian mobster find the killer for different reasons.
This is a standard Hoag novel, and also one of her better ones. The plot follows a logical projection, none of the twists come out of left field. The ultimate culprit is believable. Characterization is solid, with Brody being a typical rich snob and Barbaro taking a liking to Estes. Estes as the main character, has had such a rough life and is so cynical that at times her attitude brings the book down.Read more ›
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Tami Hoag has the ability to capture her readers and take them on an adventure. Love the twists and turns.Published 3 months ago by Carmel Carol
goes along with all her other books which are very good. Would recommend it and have read all of her books had missed this one.Published 3 months ago by Carol Kulman