Fine Joshua Croft mystery set in Santa Fe, N.M. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: When his ex-wife, Melissa, accuses him of molesting their daughter, Wynona, and then disappears with the child, TV star Roy Alonzo hires Joshua Croft to find the two and clear his name. By the author of Wilde West.
From Publishers Weekly:
After accusing TV heartthrob Roy Alonzo of molesting their daughter, his ex-wife Melissa vanishes, along with the child. In Satterthwait's ( At Ease with the Dead ) vibrant latest mystery, quick-witted and thoughtful Santa Fe PI Joshua Croft agrees when Alonzo's mobster uncle asks him to find the pair and investigate the charges. Croft learns that Melissa's sister was tortured and killed after the disappearance, and that a friend of hers has also gone missing. Seeking information from local authorities, Croft is told that the FBI, in the person of a smarmy agent named Stamworth, is impeding their investigation. The discovery of another torture and murder victim leads Croft to the Sanctuary movement for illegal aliens, the Underground Railroad (a refuge for battered wives and children) and to a brush with El Salvador's death squads. As he deals with unscrupulous characters on both sides of the law, Croft learns something about Melissa and Roy's sex life that makes finding mother and daughter imperative. Satterthwait offers local color, detail and intriguing action along with an appealingly sensitive, slightly cynical series hero.
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Title: A FLOWER IN THE DESERT.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st. Edition.
Book Description St Martins Press, 1992. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95984135
Book Description St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0312077513I3N00
Book Description St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0312077513I3N00
Book Description St Martins Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2785864390
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition, FIRST PRINTING. /BRAND NEW/FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING, 1992/HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKET. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0011171
Book Description St Martins Press. Book Condition: Fair. First edition copy. . Acceptable dust jacket. Former Library book. Bookseller Inventory # J05C-pna0381
Book Description St Martins Press. Book Condition: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # W01G-00007
Book Description St Martins Press. Book Condition: New. First edition copy. New dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # SA16B-00337
Book Description St Martins Press. Book Condition: As New. First edition copy. . Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # G15B-00532
Book Description St. Martins, N . Y., 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Cover Art (illustrator). 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover has very light shelf wear .Clippings on the inside boards. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Bookseller Inventory # MY 10560