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Synopsis: "Dawson writes believable dialogue, creates quickly realized and appealing characters and has a particularly nice atmospheric touch."
--San Francisco Examiner
Beautiful Ariel Logan was last seen quarreling with her boyfriend outside a Monterey pub. Now she lies dead on a California beach. An autopsy reveals that Ariel's death is no accidental drowning, but a cold-blooded killing.
Vacationing private investigator Jeri Howard has more than professional interest in the case: Ariel's boyfriend, the prime murder suspect, is Jeri's rowdy cousin, Bobby Ravella. Despite Bobby's refusal to defend himself, Jeri believes in his innocence, and instinct tells her the murder is part of a far larger evil. To find the truth, Jeri goes fishing for a big one in deep and treacherous waters and discovers that Ariel's short life was not free from dark secrets....
"Mother/daughter feuds, family solidarity, an ecological mystery: Dawson blends these familiar ingredients with a chef's élan."
From the Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly:
A week's vacation with her family in Monterey becomes a busman's holiday for Oakland PI Jeri Howard, last seen in Take a Number, in her taut, absorbing fourth adventure. First, she agrees to help a biologist cousin find out who is mutilating pelicans in the area. Then another cousin becomes a murder suspect when the body of his girlfriend washes up near the coast. Jeri also offers to help her mother, owner of Cafe Marie, discover who is behind recent incidents that are driving business away from the restaurant. Working on all three cases, Jeri learns that nearly everyone, from the dead girl's parents to her mother's new lover, has something to hide. Adrift in a swirl of leads and clues, she calls on her retired mentor, Errol Seville, with whose help she's finally able to link the disparate cases and solve the crimes. Drawing force from Monterey Bay's Cannery Row past and its up-to-the-minute present, Dawson's suspenseful story builds momentum like an ocean wave. Readers are advised to dive right in.
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Title: Don't Turn Your Back on the Ocean
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1994. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96593163
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G044990766XI3N00
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G044990766XI3N01
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G044990766XI5N10
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2765941885
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2779603385
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002140340
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG044990766X
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 044990766X American first edition, first printing. Contains number line 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Jacket is in a Mylar cover. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. No remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 40% until April 1, 2017. Start loading up now!. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1009594
Book Description Fawcett, NY, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition. Fourth Jeri Howard mystery includes murder & pelican mutalations. Signed by author on title page. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 1042