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Baker & Taylor
Disabled Florida private detective Fred Carver takes the case of a married woman who wants him to follow her and her lover, only to have his client commit suicide, her husband kill himself, and her lover disappear

Blackwell North Amer
In John Lutz's eighth mystery in the acclaimed series, disabled Florida P.I. Fred Carver takes the unusual case of a married woman, Donna Winship, who wants him to follow her - and her lover. Minutes after Carver accepts the job and a thousand-dollar retainer, Donna is struck by a speeding tractor trailer. Her death looks like suicide, but could it be murder?
MacGregor, the corrupt Del Moray police lieutenant, is happy to label Donna's sudden death a suicide and close the file, but Carver, out of professional pride and an irrational but haunting feeling of guilt, decides to pursue the deeper truth he senses behind her case.
When Donna's husband commits suicide and her lover disappears, it's clear something far more complex - and evil - than bizarre coincidence is at work. Carver soon finds himself in a maze of escort services and blackmail, and the strange things people do for love and money. But is murder part of the plan, or is death simply the penance of a guilty conscience?
When the game for Carver becomes one of seduction and a very dangerous attraction, he is forced to face his own vulnerability, and finds it just might lead to his own death.
With a palpable sense of place and characters that range from the wittily memorable to the nightmarishly chilling, John Lutz once again creates a superior mystery for his many fans.

Baker
& Taylor

Disabled Florida private detective Fred Carver takes the case of a married woman who wants him to follow her and her lover, only to have his client commit suicide, her husband kill himself, and her lover disappear. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1994
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805026108
080502610X
Branch Call Number: MYS Lutz, J 300.8 1994
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 21 cm

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