The blissful aftermath of Marti MacAlister's second wedding doesn't last long when her longtime partner Matthew "Vik" Jessennovik interrupts the honeymoon with some disturbing news. Two murders-one recent and another decades old-shock a wealthy Chicago suburb. Now Marti and Vik must get to the heart of two complex cases. And what they uncover will put their unlikely partnership at risk-not to mention their lives...
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Eleanor Taylor Bland is the author of six previous mysteries featuring Marti MacAlister. She lives in Waukegan, Illinois.
African-American police detective Marti MacAlister and her Polish-American partner, Vic, turn introspective in the seventh volume of Bland's popular series (See No Evil, etc.). Both Chicago detectives are intrigued when the mummified corpse of a pregnant African-American female is found in an abandoned downtown theater. After Barnabas Cheney, the wealthy theater owner's mentally disturbed son, is killed in another downtown building, Marti and Vic suspect his murder may be related to the petrified body. Working with few clues (a missing picture in an antique frame, a Swiss pocket watch), the seasoned officers begin what looks to be a routine investigation?only each promising lead winds up a dead end. Not until they start delving into Barnabas's past do Marti and Vic find a connection between the mummy and Vic's old police mentor, Curly. The discovery of Curly's possible corruption places a wedge between the partners, who are already stretched by their personal lives: Marti is having difficulty adjusting to her recent marriage and Vic's wife is suffering from a vicious flare-up of multiple sclerosis. Bland again engages the reader on many levels as Marti and Vic reevaluate their partnership while solving the case that could divide them forever. Agent, Ted Chichak. Author tour.
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Book Description Minotaur Books, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312971133
Book Description Minotaur Books, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312971133