The Iris Deception (Western Literature Series)

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In this third Jack Ross mystery, the Reno private eye is hired by iris-eyed Patsy McLeod to resume a case abandoned as hopeless eighteen years earlier—the search for her missing teenage daughter Heather. This time, Ross’s investigation leads him from a failed ranch in the desert north of Reno to Sacramento’s porno film industry, from the Lake Tahoe homes of the wealthy and powerful to the cramped offices of Berkeley’s activist community. On the way, he uncovers layers of deception, greed, corruption, sorrow—and murder.

Ross also encounters Martha Reedy, a Berkeley-based P.I. who is as dogged about finding Heather as Ross, but for different reasons. Both are used to working solo but find their paths hopelessly intertwined.

The Iris Deception offers an irresistibly engaging story set against the implacable beauty of the desert and the booming urban sprawl of contemporary Reno, populated by arresting characters as unique to the Nevada scene as they are universally, fallibly human. Western Literature Series.

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One of the hardest things to pull off in the mystery world is an homage to your favorite writer that isn't a pale, stiff shadow of the original. Bernard Schopen, a Ross Macdonald scholar, avoids all the pitfalls and produces a novel that would make the real Macdonald--the late, much missed Ken Millar--beam with pleasure.

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Bernard Schopen is the author of three Jack Ross novels, as well as a study of the novels of Ross Macdonald. Born in Deadwood, South Dakota, he attended Black Hills State College, the University of Washington, and the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a lecturer of humanities in the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada.

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