Assigned to find out who is trying to kill Judge Denton, Lawrence County police officer Marty Hopkins is almost certain that his case has connections to the Goldberger case, which could involve the Klan.
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Murder in a quiet corner of southern Indiana serves to introduce Carlson's ( Bad Blood ) new sleuth, deputy sheriff Martine "Marty" Hopkins. Although Marty discovers a freshly dug grave with Klan marking and a mutilated corpse (the victim's genitals are stuffed in his mouth), the sheriff assigns her to a different "project"--checking on the latest ravings of retired judge Hal Denton. The judge, plagued by a brain tumor and seizures, claims that his daughter, Phyllis, who disappeared eight years earlier when she was 13, is trying to kill him. His ramblings also mention a biologist named Wolfe whom Marty tracks down. The enigmatic Professor Wolfe, a woman whose interest is cave fauna, not petty matters of law enforcement ("I'm a scientist. I have other concerns."), puts Marty on the trails of Phyllis and the Klan killers. The oracular Wolfe, in her role as dispenser of crucial clues, is a thoroughly objectionable character. Those who endure her, however, will enjoy the company of intelligent, down-to-earth Marty, as she struggles to balance the demands of her with the needs of her young daughter, her flighty, self-centered husband who dreams of making it big in broadcasting, and the problems of being a "lady sheriff."
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Book Description Atria, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX067176974X
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