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Night Work (Kate Martinelli) Mass Market Paperback – November 28, 2000
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Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is meek and frail--and has an airtight alibi. Kate and Al are stumped, until a second body turns up--also zapped, cuffed, and strangled...and carrying a candy bar. This victim: a convicted rapist. As newspaper headlines speculate about vendetta killings, a third death draws Kate and Al into a network of pitiless destruction that reaches far beyond San Francisco, a modern-style hit list with shudderingly primal roots.
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The exploration of Indian marriage, caste and gender oppressive traditions, seen through a family which Lives in San Francisco and arranges a marriage for an undesirable brother to a "mail order" peasant girl from India, is timely and well done.
The characterization of the complicated personalities and combinations of the "regulars" relies a little too heavily on the past Martinelli novels. I would have liked more dynamic interaction within and between the complex individuals, relationship formations and clusters. They were a little flatter than before. All in all, a great read.
Some reviewers were put off by the intertwining themes of theology and police procedural. I enjoyed the mix.