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ISBN13: 9780345400697
ISBN10: 0345400690
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As a rebellious teen, Lainie Smith hooked up with a drifter named Charlie--and she may have been an eyewitness to murder in the shadow of cliff-walled Deception Pass, where the water runs river-swift and turbulent. When justice-- and the executioner--finally caught up with Charlie, Lainie was long gone.

But somebody who knows the truth--the whole truth--about Lainie's dark history is blackmailing her. Lainie won't tell P. I. Thomas Black why she's being blackmailed, only that her tormentor "knows things he cannot possibly know." Just how far will Black's saintlike client go to bury her past forever?

Synopsis:

Deception and deadly doings are the name of the game in the tenth exciting whodunit featuring Seattle sleuth Thomas Black. By the bestselling author of Catfish Cafe and The Million-Dollar Tattoo

About the Author

Earl Emerson is a lieutenant in the Seattle Fire Department. He is the Shamus Award-winning author of the Thomas Black detective series, which includes The Rainy City, Poverty Bay, Nervous Laughter, Fat Tuesday, Deviant Behavior, Yellow Dog Party, The Portland Laugher, The Vanishing Smile, The Million-Dollar Tattoo, and Catfish Corner.

Earl Emerson lives in North Bend, Washington.

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Edward Hahn, February 19, 2014 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
One of the nice things about reading Earl Emerson's books is that they take place in the Northwest, Washington State specifically. This volume is one of a series featuring protagonist, P.I. Thomas Black. He's a bit of a smart aleck which I like. His quirky look at things does diminish the noir-ish atmosphere that Emerson may be after.

Black takes on a client, who years ago was a pretty wild teen-ager and may have witnessed a Manson type massacre near Deception Pass. Since then she has become a contributor to worthy causes and a well thought of almost saintly do-gooder. The alleged killer, who Lainie had briefly hooked up with had been arrested and executed years ago.

Unfortunately, someone is blackmailing Lainie but Lainie won't come clean about what she's being blackmailed about or who is doing it. The questions for Black are how far will she go to protect her past and how far will the blackmailer go to protect his or her income stream.

The plot unfolds quickly and logically and the reader is left with a satisfying conclusion. A good if not great story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345400697
Author:
Emerson, Earl W.
Publisher:
Fawcett
Author:
Emerson, Earl W.
Author:
Emerson, Earl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Black, thomas (fictitious character)
Subject:
Extortion
Subject:
Seattle
Subject:
Seattle (Wash.) Fiction.
Subject:
Black, Thomas
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Thomas Black Mysteries
Publication Date:
19980527
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.87x4.20x.83 in. .34 lbs.

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