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by Marcia Muller

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Private Investigator

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Is there anything more terrifying than being trapped in a body that's paralyzed when your mind is as sharp as ever? In Muller's long-running Sharon McCone series, the P.I. battles what may be her worst enemy -- her own body -- and the assailant who tried to kill her. Muller doesn't disappoint with a top-of-the-line mystery, a number of possible suspects, McCone's "family" of operatives and her devoted husband, who walks a fine line between his former life and the man he's become. Readers will devour Muller's twisted mystery in one sitting to get to the exciting and surprising conclusion.

San Francisco private eye McCone is trapped by locked-in syndrome after someone takes a shot at her in a darkened office building. As she tries to break out of her body's prison, she also tries to identify her assailant, evaluating staff investigations while husband Hy translates her only means of communication -- rapid eye blinks. As each investigator pursues a lead, Hy must decide if he should let the law take its course or return to his violent past to exact revenge. (GRAND CENTRAL, Oct., 288 pp., $24.99)

Reviewed By: Pat Cooper


Published: October 2009

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