- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; 1 edition (19 Jan 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1890208639
- ISBN-13: 978-1890208639
- Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.9 x 2 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 517,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
My one and only quibble is with the vulgarity of the language. I don't expect violent criminals to say "Golly, gee, he shot me!" -- but, to put it mildly, every character doesn't have to use vulgarity/profanity on every page. However, I'm admittedly a prude. The book was unusual as well as outstanding, and I grealy enjoyed it.
Lena Jones is a private investigator who left the local police force who views the development and deterioration of the Arizona landscape with a sadness and anger that I share. She is a white woman cast adrift in a sea of unanswered questions as she searches for the truth about her origins and tries to find her friend's murderer.
I am overly impressed by this debut and heartily recommend it to everyone. It has it all: romance, angst, and action combined with a heart and soul that is incredibly rare in a world that grows increasingly more violent and fast-paced. Adding to this already rich tapestry are wonderful passages about the Pima Indians and other indigenous people supplanted by the already overdeveloped part of the country.
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