At the reunion in Santa Fe, Albuquerque lawyer Neil Hamel’s friends from the Old Mexico days had traded hippie indulgence for yuppie sobriety. All but lovely, lonely Lonnie, who was hitting the white zinfandel even after Neil herself switched from Cuervo Gold to decaf. Neil was concerned but not surprised, even when Lonnie drove off into the snowy New Mexico night in search of a runaway cat. In the morning, a hiker found Lonnie’s body in an Indian ruin. The police put Valium and alcohol together and came up with suicide. Neil didn’t buy it. Lonnie had a cause – to stop the Ugly Building, a hideous structure implausibly approved by Santa Fe’s Historic Preservation Board. The board chairman was a prime murder suspect, but so were rick First, Lonnie’s sexy ex-husband, architect of the disputed building; CJ a psychic who specialized in next-life incarnations; and Tim and Jamie Malone, whose twenty year marriage was suddenly shaky. But as Neil searched for clue the Killer was stalking her, eager to satisfy a new found appetite for death. . .
“Crisp Characterizations, a nice take on sixties values corrupted all to hell and a superb heroine. Neil’s a game spirit fired by hot food, hot sex, and the Altering heat and frost of the New Mexican Landscape.”- ALA Book list.
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The suspicious death near Santa Fe of an old friend embroils Neil Hamel in a dangerous game of discovery.About the Author:
Judith Van Gieson is the author of more than a dozen mystery novels, including the popular Neil Hamel series. She lives in Albuquerque. She was the winner of the Bravos Award for Literary Excellence from the Albuquerque Arts Alliance in April, 2002
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060165812
Book Description Harpercollins, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060165812