Obedience: A Dave Brandstetter Mystery

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Dave Brandstetter investigates the murder of a wealthy Vietnamese marina owner and discovers a rash of suspicious deaths in L.A.'s Vietnamese community as he ventures into an alien and dangerous world

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Some of L.A.'s sleaziest characters come to life on the pages of Hansen's taut novel, where Dave Brandstetter makes his 10th appearance as a now-aging private-eye. With a few tricks still in his bag, Brandstetter proves a formidable investigator whose reputation is enhanced by a Time magazine interview. This accolade to his credit, the public defenders' office hires him to probe the murder of a prominent Vietnamese businessman and clear their client, Andy Flanagan, a suspect in the killing. During the investigation, he stumbles onto two more murders in the Vietnamese community, linking them to a startling drug smuggling discovery in the dead importer's waterfront warehouse. Brandstetter's relationship with Cecil Harris, his housemate from Early Grave (1987) continues, this aspect of the story handled with intelligence and sensitivity. The mystery, though contrived, is fast-paced and literate, while revealing little-known facts about Indo-Chinese lifestyles in America. Hansen readers should delight in this latest caper.
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Hansen continues his well-established Brandstetter series with Dave, a straight-acting, well-accepted gay, on the verge of retirement. Out of deference to a friend, however, he takes on one more case. Vietnamese investor Le Van Minh, owner of the Old Fleet Marina, has just sold it, which means the boat people living there must leave. Dave, who rejects this as motivation for Le's subsequent murder, quickly uncovers evidence of drug smuggling. California settings with an East Asian twist, crisp prose, increasing tension, and a satisfying conclusion add to the excitement. Recommended. REK
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