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Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. As she lies in her hospital bed, furiously trying to break out of her body's prison, all the members of her agency fan out to find the reason she was attacked. Meanwhile, Sharon becomes an incapacitated detective, evaluating the clues from her staff's separate investigations and discovering unsettling truths that could put her life in jeopardy again. But as the case draws to a shocking conclusion, her husband, Hy, threatens to return to his own violent past--and exact fatal vengeance on Sharon's would-be killer.

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"Bestseller Muller's harrowing 27th mystery to feature San Francisco PI Sharon McCone (after 2008's Burn Out) opens with a bang: returning to her office late one night, McCone is shot while interrupting a burglary. When she wakes up in the hospital, McCone is fully conscious but 'locked in.' Paralyzed, she can communicate only by blinking her eyes. Muller articulates this chilling conceit with painful realism, even citing the popular French memoir about the locked-in syndrome, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Narrative duty falls on McCone's motley crew of co-workers and other series regulars like her husband, Hy Ripinsky. Each chapter, told from a different perspective, provides another clue in a convoluted case that includes multiple murders, a sex scandal in city government and the inevitable coverup. While this approach can be hard to follow at times, it provides Muller ample opportunity to showcase her strength at characterization." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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After being shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private-eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. As Sharon lies in her hospital bed, the members of her agency fan out to find the assailant.

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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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sharrona, November 30, 2012 (view all comments by sharrona)
An interesting change in viewpoint for fans of this long-running mystery series: with McCone out of commission, the other continuing characters show their stuff and develop more independently. Very short chapters (2-3 pages) keep the action moving among all story lines. Excellent story, but not the place for a new fan to begin the series!
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ISBN:
9780446581059
Author:
Muller, Marcia
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Sharon McCone Mysteries
Publication Date:
20101001
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Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
352
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6.75 x 4.25 x 1 in 0.36 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Muller's harrowing 27th mystery to feature San Francisco PI Sharon McCone (after 2008's Burn Out) opens with a bang: returning to her office late one night, McCone is shot while interrupting a burglary. When she wakes up in the hospital, McCone is fully conscious but 'locked in.' Paralyzed, she can communicate only by blinking her eyes. Muller articulates this chilling conceit with painful realism, even citing the popular French memoir about the locked-in syndrome, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Narrative duty falls on McCone's motley crew of co-workers and other series regulars like her husband, Hy Ripinsky. Each chapter, told from a different perspective, provides another clue in a convoluted case that includes multiple murders, a sex scandal in city government and the inevitable coverup. While this approach can be hard to follow at times, it provides Muller ample opportunity to showcase her strength at characterization." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , After being shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private-eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. As Sharon lies in her hospital bed, the members of her agency fan out to find the assailant.
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