Private eye Sharon McCone receives an e-mail asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half brother Darcy Blackhawk. She replies . . . but gets no response. As Sharon digs deeper, she discovers that Darcy sent his message from an Internet café in San Francisco, a city he's never been to before. Sensing that her brother is in terrible danger, Sharon begins a search for him throughout the city.
The investigation leads her to the body of a woman at the Palace of Fine Arts, where a witness had told her that Darcy was headed. Then, as she digs deeper, Sharon uncovers a connection to the unsolved murder of a young heiress to a multimillion-dollar banking fortune. Now Sharon must race to solve both murders and ensure her brother's safety, despite the imminent danger that lurks within her own family.
An e-mailed cry for help from Sharon McCone s troubled half-brother, Darcy Blackhawk, sucks McCone into a treacherous vortex of madness, greed, and murder in bestseller Muller s exciting 30th mystery starring the no-nonsense San Francisco PI (after 2010 s Coming Back). Though McCone, still recovering from the bullet to the brain that nearly killed her, has pressing problems of her own, she and nephew/operative Mick Savage must hustle to find the psychologically deteriorating Darcy, who s disappeared. Their urgency increases as clues seem to link him with the unsolved strangling of a young heiress two years earlier and a pair of fresher corpses. Alternating chapters narrated by different characters add to the suspense of the intricate plot, which propels readers through a San Francisco few tourists see from Colma, the city s necropolis, to the exclusive mansions of Sea Cliff and to a harrowing, haunting denouement.
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Keep your politics out of your books
I'm so sick of liberal authors bringing their personal politics into their writings when it adds NOTHING to the storyline. I don't get it! Why do they want to alienate at least half their readers? Please stop.