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Camelback Falls
St. Martin's, Jan 2003, 22.95, 224 pp. ISBN 0312304048 When he was twenty-three, David Mapstone was a rookie working in the Maricopa County Sheriff's office while attending college at night. After four years on the force, he accepts a position of assistant professor at a midwestern college but when he fails to attain tenure he returns to Arizona. He accepts a job with the sheriff's office as a Historian, receiving a set fee for each cold case h...
Dry Heat
St. Martin's, Oct 2004, 22.95, 213 pp. ISBN: 0312333854 A homeless person died with an FBI agent's badge sewn into his pocket. The badge found on the John Doe belonged to Agent John Pilgrim, who was murdered in 1948. The FBI asks Arizona Deputy David Mapstone to help on the case because he brings a unique perspective to an investigation. A former San Diego State University professor of history, David looks at clues from the viewpoint of a hi...