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Private investigator Sharon McCone returns in the newest mystery in Marcia Muller's New York Times best-selling series.

A knock on the door in the middle of the night. It can only be bad news, and it is: Sharon's father, Elwood, has been the victim of a vicious, racially motivated attack. A nationally recognized Shoshone Indian artist, he'd been visiting Sharon for the holidays, browsing for gifts in San Francisco's exclusive Marina District, when he was set upon by a mob of angry young men. Now Elwood lies in a coma, hovering between life and death. With little progress on the investigation from the overworked, shorthanded police, Sharon resolves to track down Elwood's attackers and bring them to justice herself. But when Sharon starts receiving hate-filled, racist threats, it's clear that Elwood's attackers aren't planning to come quietly....

©2017 Marcia Muller (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Muller undoubtedly remains one of today's best mystery writers." (Associated Press)
"One of the world's premier mystery writers." ( Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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Enjoyable Sharon McCone lacks sizzle of earlier novels

First, I love Marcia Muller. Even a middle-of-the-road book of hers is far superior to most other mystery writers' efforts. Sharon McCone is getting a wee bit tired, and the details of running her large agency are taking her away from her best gig-detecting. The timely topic of racial bigotry and violence doesn't quite fit in smoothly, although there is plenty of basis. Those who haven't had the pleasure of reading all umpty McCone stories should enjoy this one. Those of us long-time readers may grumble a bit.
One very nice improvement over the last Audible is the narration! This is far superior. Thanks for giving us a good narrator again!

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Quite depressing and political

I've listened to/read most of Marcia Muller's book and enjoyed them. But this one is jamming her political leanings down her throat. There's barely a 5 minute period that she's not mentioning racism, primarily against Native Americans. I understand there are a lot of social problems, but I would like to escape into books. This one makes me want to unplug it and delete it because she just doesn't let up. I may not be able to finish it.