O'Brien, Meg.

ISBN 10: 0385425724 / ISBN 13: 9780385425728
Published by New York: Doubleday, (1993) dj, 1993
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A novel of suspense, set in Washington, D. C, and Los Angeles. INSCRIBED on the title page "To Charles Chaplin, with many thanks for your kind & generous review. Kindest regards" and dated in the year of publication. 343 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 61605

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Title: THIN ICE.

Publisher: New York: Doubleday, (1993) dj

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Reeling from a thwarted romance and her sister's sudden death, Nicole Ryan flees Washington, D.C., for an important scientific conference in L.A., where she learns that her sister's death may not have been an accident

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O'Brien follows up The Keeper with a melodramatic story of hidden identity and murder set in the worlds of medical research and pharmaceuticals. Mary Clare Ryan, a brilliant young Washington, D.C., research biologist is killed in a car crash that her sister Nicole, an associate professor of mythology and comparative religion, isn't convinced was an accident. A plane ticket to Los Angeles originally in Mary Clare's name is mysteriously signed over and sent to Nikki, who also finds a photo of her sister with documentary filmmaker Dan Rossi, the man Nikki had been seeing before he abruptly left for L.A. three months earlier. A notebook that Mary Clare had asked Nikki to give to Dan "if anything ever happens to me" is now missing. Nikki flies to L.A., where Mary Clare was to have attended an immunology conference, and stays at Dan's place in order to snoop. Nikki becomes convinced that Mary Clare, who had discovered the key to a revolutionary new drug, was murdered. After persuading L.A. detective sergeant Leo De Santo that something odd is going on, she and he pool resources to find Mary Clare's killer. Folk tales and abusive relationships are additional elements in this fairly predictable tale.
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