It was like being in the presence of a snake, first hissing its presence and then coiled in readiness. I didn't dare turn my back or take my eyes off of her. I stood very still. I let go of my fight-or-flight defense and decided to play dead. If you run from a bear, it gives chase. That's the nature of the beast. Likewise a snake. If I moved, she might strike.
When her elderly neighbour Gus has an accident, Kinsey Millhone is relieved when his niece organizes a nurse for him. Verifying a background check on Solana Rojas doesn't turn up anything suspicious. But Kinsey's not convinced - especially when Gus seems to be getting worse under his nurse's tender care.
Realizing that her neighbourly concern isn't going to get her past the front door Kinsey turns to more unorthodox methods to step up her investigation. And gets far more than she bargained for . . .
Not only is Solana not who she seems to be but she's more than able to play Kinsey at her own game. Suddenly the tables have turned and it's Kinsey who's on the wrong side of the law . . .
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- Verlag: Pan Macmillan
- Erscheinungstermin: 3. November 2008
- ISBN-13: 9780230714762
- Artikelnr.: 39867395
"Grafton, who consistently turns out grade-A novels, has outdone herself...chilling, poignant."-Forbes
"As usual, Ms. Grafton mixes deadly serious topics, in this case identity theft and elder abuse, with offbeat Kinsey-esque humor."-The Dallas Morning News
"[A] firecracker of a tale...The masterful last few chapters are among the most frightening and suspensful in the series."-The Courrier-Journal
"Gripping...one of the series' high points."-Publishers Weekly
More Praise for Sue Grafton and the Alphabet Series
"I'm going to miss Kinsey Millhone. Ever since the first of Sue Grafton's Alphabet mysteries, A Is For Alibi, came out in 1982, Kinsey has been a good friend and the very model of an independent woman, a gutsy Californian P.I. rocking a traditional man's job...it's Kinsey herself who keeps this series so warm and welcoming. She's smart, she's resourceful, and she's tough enough to be sensitive on the right occasions."-New York Times Book Review
"The consistent quality and skillful innovations in this alphabet series justify all the praise these books have received over the past 35 years."-Wall Street Journal
"A superb storyteller."-Publishers Weekly
"Grafton's endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series, graced by her trademark self-deprecating humor, is one of the seven wonders of the genre."-Kirkus Reviews
"Grafton is a writer of many strengths-crisp characterizations, deft plotting, and eloquent dialogue among them-and she has kept her long-running alphabet mystery series fresh and each new release more welcome than the last."-Louisville Courier-Journal
"[Grafton's] ability to give equal weight to the story of the detective and the detective story sets her apart in the world of crime fiction."-Richmond Times-Dispatch