In hindsight, I marvel at how clueless I was . . . What I ask myself even now is whether I should have picked up the truth any faster than I did, which is to say not fast enough . . .
When a glamorous red head wishes to locate the son she put up for adoption thirty-two years ago, it seems like an easy two hundred bucks for private investigator Kinsey Millhone. But when a cop tells her she was paid with marked bills, and Kinsey's client is nowhere to be found, it becomes apparent this mystery woman has something to hide. Riled, Kinsey won't stop until she's found out who fooled her and why.
Meanwhile, the widow of the recently murdered P. I. - and Kinsey's old friend - Pete Wolinsky, needs help with her IRS audit. This seemingly innocuous task takes a treacherous turn when Kinsey finds a coded list amongst her friend's files. It soon leads her to an unhinged man with a catalogue of ruined lives left in his wake. And despite the devastation, there isn't a single conviction to his name. It seems this sociopath knows exactly how to cause chaos without leaving a trace.
As Kinsey delves deeper into the investigation she quickly becomes the next target of this tormentor. But can Kinsey prove her case against him before she becomes the next victim?
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- Verlag: Pan Macmillan
- Seitenzahl: 320
- Erscheinungstermin: 27. August 2015
- ISBN-13: 9781447260189
- Artikelnr.: 43480474
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 (starred review)
An inventive plot and incisive character studies elevate MWA Grand Master Grafton s 24th Kinsey Millhone novel....This superior outing will remind readers why this much-loved series will be missed as the end of the alphabet approaches. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Ratcheting up the heat as she heads toward the finish line of her alphabetically-framed series, Grafton has turned in a corker of a novel with X, upping her already high-level game. The Boston Globe
More Praise for Sue Grafton
Lesser authors churn out books. Grafton continues to knock them out of the park. Scott Coffman, Louisville Courier-Journal
Just beneath the extroverted mask she presents at bookstore appearances is the deeply contemplative writer still determined to stretch her chops and chart territory that removes any semblance of a comfort zone. Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times