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Black Water
Hyperion, Apr 2002, 23.95, 338 pp. ISBN: 078686804X Orange County Deputy Sheriff Archie Wildcraft lies in a hospital near death from the bullet lodged in his brain while his wife Gwen is already dead. The law enforcement officials detest that one of their brothers killed his wife and tried to commit suicide. Only Detective Merci Rayborn thinks differently though circumstantial evidence targets Archie as the culprit. Though he does no...
California Girl
Morrow, Oct 2004, 24.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0060745428 The Becker and Vonn families share a history that goes back years starting when they rumbled in the old packinghouse because a member of the former threw a hat belonging to the latter to a dog. When the Beckers apologized for the incident, they noticed that five years old Janelle Vonn had a black eye. Years later Janette attended a sermon given by David Becker. Afterward she told David and his ...
Cold Pursuit
Hyperion, April 2003, 25.95, 372 pp. ISBN 0786868058 In 1952 San Diego, a Braga killed a McMichael in what was called self-defense. A few months later Pete Braga's son Victor was beaten up so severely that he sustained brain damage. He would always have the mind of a ten-year-old. The rumor went around town that Gabriel McMichael beat up Braga's son but it was never proven. In the present San Diego Police Homicide Detective Tom McMichael is...