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Private eye Sharon McCone receives an e-mail asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half brother Darcy Blackhawk. She replies . . . but gets no response. As Sharon digs deeper, she discovers that Darcy sent his message from an Internet café in San Francisco, a city he's never been to before. Sensing that her brother is in terrible danger, Sharon begins a search for him throughout the city.

The investigation leads her to the body of a woman at the Palace of Fine Arts, where a witness had told her that Darcy was headed. Then, as she digs deeper, Sharon uncovers a connection to the unsolved murder of a young heiress to a multimillion-dollar banking fortune. Now Sharon must race to solve both murders and ensure her brother's safety, despite the imminent danger that lurks within her own family.

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"An e-mailed cry for help from Sharon McCone's troubled half-brother, Darcy Blackhawk, sucks McCone into a treacherous vortex of madness, greed, and murder in bestseller Muller's exciting 30th mystery starring the no-nonsense San Francisco PI (after 2010's Coming Back). Though McCone, still recovering from the bullet to the brain that nearly killed her, has pressing problems of her own, she and nephew/operative Mick Savage must hustle to find the psychologically deteriorating Darcy, who's disappeared. Their urgency increases as clues seem to link him with the unsolved strangling of a young heiress two years earlier — and a pair of fresher corpses. Alternating chapters narrated by different characters add to the suspense of the intricate plot, which propels readers through a San Francisco few tourists see — from Colma, the city's necropolis, to the exclusive mansions of Sea Cliff — and to a harrowing, haunting denouement." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Marcia Muller has written many novels and short stories. Her novel Wolf in the Shadows won the Anthony Boucher Award. The recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award--their highest accolade--she lives in northern California with her husband, mystery writer Bill Pronzini.

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Silvers Reviews, December 29, 2011 (view all comments by Silvers Reviews)
What could he have done now? Where has he been? Why does he show up when he needs something and then not allow us to know where he is?

Those were questions Shar asked herself after she received an e-mail from her constantly absent half-brother, Darcy. She always helped him out, but she couldn't help if she couldn't find him. She was worried that this time he was truly in deep trouble.

The story takes place in San Francisco in wealthy neighborhoods and also in squalor. You can guess where they were looking for Darcy. The book centered on the search for Darcy and also on his role in the murder of Gaby. His return to the city prompted the re-investigation of Gaby's murder.

The chapters were divided into the book’s characters describing each character's role in the search for Darcy. Luckily Shar and her co-workers were good at detective work.

Each suspect in the murder had something to hide and each suspect kept quiet. Gaby had been dead for two years, and opening up the investigation caused those involved to become alarmed and to hide more secrets and cover up what happened with more murders. There were some characters who you would readily suspect and others that will surprise you. The characters were likable, and they all had their secrets….”Secrets, damned secrets.” Page 193 According to Sharon, secrets were the root of all evil….she even had some of her own.

This is the first Sharon McCone mystery I have read. Not bad, but not a gripper.

The author, Marcia Muller, has a good writing style, and I liked how she set up each chapter. It became more gripping toward the end. I would not be opposed to reading more of Ms. Muller’s work. 4/5
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ISBN:
9780446573337
Author:
Muller, Marcia
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Murder; Murder investigations; Emotions; Mysteries; Romantics; Brothers and sisters; Crime
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20120925
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 x 1 in 0.35 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An e-mailed cry for help from Sharon McCone's troubled half-brother, Darcy Blackhawk, sucks McCone into a treacherous vortex of madness, greed, and murder in bestseller Muller's exciting 30th mystery starring the no-nonsense San Francisco PI (after 2010's Coming Back). Though McCone, still recovering from the bullet to the brain that nearly killed her, has pressing problems of her own, she and nephew/operative Mick Savage must hustle to find the psychologically deteriorating Darcy, who's disappeared. Their urgency increases as clues seem to link him with the unsolved strangling of a young heiress two years earlier — and a pair of fresher corpses. Alternating chapters narrated by different characters add to the suspense of the intricate plot, which propels readers through a San Francisco few tourists see — from Colma, the city's necropolis, to the exclusive mansions of Sea Cliff — and to a harrowing, haunting denouement." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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