In San Francisco to retrieve a biologist and bring him home so that he can finish his important research, Neal Carey discovers a hypnotic painting and a mesmerizing artist. By the author of A Cool Breeze on the Underground.
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DON WINSLOW is the author of thirteen books and has also written for film and television. On his way to becoming a writer, he did a number of things to make a living--private investigator, safari guide, actor, and theater director, among others. His first novel, A Cool Breeze on the Underground, was nominated for an Edgar Award, and California Fire and Life received the Shamus Award. He now lives in Southern California.From Publishers Weekly:
What begins as a routine missing person's case becomes a complex web of deceit, danger and international intrigue in this superb mystery. On sabbatical from duties as an operative for a group known as Friends of the Family, Neal Carey, last seen in A Cool Breeze on the Underground , is visited in Yorkshire by his mentor and asked to find a brilliant, albeit lovesick scientist and convince him to get back to work. Robert Pendleton, a biochemist and fertilizer expert for AgriTech corporation, has gone missing from a conference in San Francisco where he reportedly became smitten with a beautiful Chinese woman. After locating Pendleton and meeting the stunning Li Lan--and nearly being killed by an unknown assailant when the pair flee from him--Carey soon realizes that more than mere fertilizer know-how is at stake. The trail qui c kly takes him all the way to China where life-and-death political issues, vivid local color and absorbing historical detail enhance the chase and reinforce suspense as the story reaches its surprising resolution.
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Book Description St Martins Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312070993
Book Description St Martins Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312070993
Book Description St Martins Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312070993