While investigating the disappearance and murder of Julia Winchell, Cincinnati homicide detective Sonora Blair uncovers a link to the unsolved murder of the first wife of the city's District Attorney, who may now be targeting his pregnant second wife for death. 25,000 first printing.
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Lynn Hightower is the internationally-bestselling author of numerous thrillers including the Sonora Blair and Lena Padget detective series. She has previously won the Shamus Award for best First Private Eye novel and a WH Smith Fresh Talent Award. Lynn Hightower lives in Kentucky.
AudioFile Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has earned numerous Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards and won an Audie Award for her narration of Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga.
At certain moments, Cincinnati homicide detective Sonora Blair hates her job. One of those moments comes while interviewing Butch Winchell about his missing wife, Julia: while studying pictures of the stunning woman with her two young children, Sonora has to deal with the "come-hither" looks of her partner, Sam Delarose. Throughout this third Sonora Blair crime novel (after Flashpoint and Satan's Lambs), Hightower lightens the atmosphere by juxtaposing sexual tension and banter with the step-by-step hunt for a homicidal maniac. The chase starts when Winchell's mention of a tattoo on his wife's ankle reminds Sonora that a colleague has discovered a leg amputated above the ankle, perhaps to prevent identification. A search of Julia's hotel room reveals evidence of an affair?and also turns up notes implicating prominent Cincinnati D.A. Gage Caplan in the unsolved murder of his pregnant wife eight years ago. Julia witnessed the murder, although at the time she couldn't get anybody to believe her. As Sonora and Sam piece together the clues, it becomes apparent that Caplan's pregnant second wife is likely to be next on his list. As a crime puzzle, this novel is nothing special. What gives it depth and resonance is the way Hightower counterpoints the murder plot with the details of Sonora's daily life in homicide, from the annoyance of having to share the station's women's room with male cops to discussions among women about how to tell if the man they're seeing is married. This wry, easygoing narrative overlay gives Sonora and her latest adventure an appeal that should draw in readers despite the lack of cliff-hanger suspense.
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