The number one suspect in the Fort Worth police investigation into the murder of Marissa Hardin, Lackey Ferguson, the carpenter Marissa had met with the morning of her death, is determined to find the real killer
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A. W. Gray, a native Texan, has drawn critical acclaim for his crime novels, most of which feature Texas crime lawyer Bino Phillips. He is also the author of the true-crime book Poisoned Dreams. A. W. Gray also writes under the names Sarah Gregory, Crosland Brown, William Gray, and Jeffrey Ames.From Kirkus Reviews:
Lackey Ferguson, part-owner of F&F Construction, a small company that hires parolees as laborers, doesn't realize he's being set up as fall-guy when Percy Hardin, from the posh side of town, invites him over to discuss building a poolhouse for his wife, Marissa, then leaves Lackey alone with her. When Marissa is raped and murdered and Percy has an airtight alibi, Lackey becomes the prime suspect--even though forensics can't match his pubic hair and semen to that found at the scene (facts that the cops, eager for a ``quick solve,'' are willing to ignore). So Lackey begins his own investigation, which leads to the death of a parolee/employee and the abduction of his fianc‚e, Nancy. Meanwhile, the killer Percy hired has his own agenda--getting Percy to pay up, which he can't do until the insurance comes through. Several gruesome deaths later, the killer is cooing over Nancy in his hide-out; Percy and his sister-in-law are arguing in bed; and Lackey is on the run from the cops and in search of Nancy.... As Gray proved in Bino and Size, he can out-tough the best of them, even Elmore Leonard. This is less complex than its predecessors, but, still, sharp, taut, and mean. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Onyx, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0451404262