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Sharon McCone is hired by her husband's security firm to track down "the ever-running man," a shadowy figure who has been leaving explosive devices at their various offices. She doesn't have to search for long. When McCone narrowly escapes an explosion at the security firm's San Francisco offices, she catches a glimpse of his retreating figure. The ever-running man is dangerously close — and anyone connected to the firm seems to be within his deadly range. To complicate matters, McCone is forced to question her intensely private husband, Hy, about his involvement in some of the firm's dark secrets. The history of corruption may jeopardize their marriage, but uncovering the secrets of the firm may be the only way she can save her husband's life, and her own.

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"After 25 books in 30 years, the novelty of a female private eye such as MWA Grand Master Muller's Sharon McCone has worn off, but McCone has only gained luster since her original appearance in Edwin of the Iron Shoes (1977). The San Francisco investigator is in top form as she unravels a case that may unravel her marriage. When Renshaw & Kessell International, a maverick corporate security firm dealing in contingency plans for kidnappings and hostage situations, hires McCone after a series of bombings has damaged its facilities, she starts by looking into the checkered pasts of the firm's co-owners. Readers may find the collateral damage that threatens to tear apart McCone's private life as involving as the search for the bomber, who soon moves from demolition to murder. Muller delivers the complete package, an absorbing mystery with a familiar and evolving cast and enough grit to give it satisfying substance. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"'After 25 books in 30 years, the novelty of a female private eye such as MWA Grand Master Muller's Sharon McCone has worn off, but McCone has only gained luster since her original appearance in Edwin of the Iron Shoes (1977). The San Francisco investigator is in top form as she unravels a case that may unravel her marriage. When Renshaw & Kessell International, a maverick corporate security firm dealing in contingency plans for kidnappings and hostage situations, hires McCone after a series of bombings has damaged its facilities, she starts by looking into the checkered pasts of the firm's co-owners. Readers may find the collateral damage that threatens to tear apart McCone's private life as involving as the search for the bomber, who soon moves from demolition to murder. Muller delivers the complete package, an absorbing mystery with a familiar and evolving cast and enough grit to give it satisfying substance. (July)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

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"Muller...has tied past actions to the present in an unusual way. Her main characters may have grown more affluent, but they are also more understanding of human failings; as Muller illustrates perfectly, age brings wisdom." Library Journal

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"The marital tensions, as well as the suspenseful plot and the scenic locations along the California coast, make this one a surefire hit with McCones many fans." Booklist

About the Author

Marcia Muller, a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, is the critically-acclaimed author of more than twenty novels. She has been awarded the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award, her books have been nominated for Best Crime Novel at the Edgar Awards, and she has won the Anthony Boucher Award. She lives in California with Bill Pronzini.

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Bridget Colontonio, July 28, 2007 (view all comments by Bridget Colontonio)
For thirty years now, author Marcia Muller, has kept readers on the edge of their seat with her heroine P.I., Sharon McCone, and The Ever- Running Man promises to keep you turning the pages well into the night. Whether a loyal fan of the McCone series, or have just discovered it, you will be enthralled by this latest installment.
When the book opens, McCone is employed to track down the ever-running man for her husband?s company, RKI (Renshaw & Kessell International), a security firm that has offices in many cities and has lately been the target of a series of bombings, (one of which McCone was almost a victim of) left there by the elusive ever-running man. McCone delves deep into the past dealings of not only RKI International, but her husband?s seemingly questionable past with these partners as well, which creates a palpable tension between the pages. With help from her devoted staff & family (of which she supports and finds solutions to their own personal problems along the way), what she uncovers is not pretty. As she struggles to put her personal feelings aside, she knows she must expose the identity of the ever-running man and find out why he has such a personal vendetta against RKI before it?s too late and more victims are added to the list. She finds herself in more than one precarious position as she gets closer to the truth, and that?s when the pieces of the puzzle begin to come into light with shocking clarity.
Prepare yourself for plenty of plot twists and turns, unending suspense and perhaps you?ll even catch yourself holding your breathe in some parts. Throughout the story, I thought I knew who the ever-running man might be. When the truth is uncovered, although surprising, it made all the more sense. Readers that enjoy a suspenseful, fast-paced, cat-and-mouse chase will not be disappointed with this latest McCone Mystery. You?ll either want to go back and read where it all began for Sharon McCone in Edwin of the Iron Shoes, or anticipate what Marcia Muller has next in store for our favorite female P.I.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446582421
Author:
Muller, Marcia
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
California
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Sharon McCone Mysteries
Publication Date:
20081001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.25 x 1 in 0.41 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "After 25 books in 30 years, the novelty of a female private eye such as MWA Grand Master Muller's Sharon McCone has worn off, but McCone has only gained luster since her original appearance in Edwin of the Iron Shoes (1977). The San Francisco investigator is in top form as she unravels a case that may unravel her marriage. When Renshaw & Kessell International, a maverick corporate security firm dealing in contingency plans for kidnappings and hostage situations, hires McCone after a series of bombings has damaged its facilities, she starts by looking into the checkered pasts of the firm's co-owners. Readers may find the collateral damage that threatens to tear apart McCone's private life as involving as the search for the bomber, who soon moves from demolition to murder. Muller delivers the complete package, an absorbing mystery with a familiar and evolving cast and enough grit to give it satisfying substance. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'After 25 books in 30 years, the novelty of a female private eye such as MWA Grand Master Muller's Sharon McCone has worn off, but McCone has only gained luster since her original appearance in Edwin of the Iron Shoes (1977). The San Francisco investigator is in top form as she unravels a case that may unravel her marriage. When Renshaw & Kessell International, a maverick corporate security firm dealing in contingency plans for kidnappings and hostage situations, hires McCone after a series of bombings has damaged its facilities, she starts by looking into the checkered pasts of the firm's co-owners. Readers may find the collateral damage that threatens to tear apart McCone's private life as involving as the search for the bomber, who soon moves from demolition to murder. Muller delivers the complete package, an absorbing mystery with a familiar and evolving cast and enough grit to give it satisfying substance. (July)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
"Review" by , "Muller...has tied past actions to the present in an unusual way. Her main characters may have grown more affluent, but they are also more understanding of human failings; as Muller illustrates perfectly, age brings wisdom."
"Review" by , "The marital tensions, as well as the suspenseful plot and the scenic locations along the California coast, make this one a surefire hit with McCones many fans."
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