A Wild and Lonely Place

Author:   Marcia Muller
Publisher:   The Women's Press Ltd
Edition:   New edition
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9780704346796


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 October 2000
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Marcia Muller
Publisher:   The Women's Press Ltd
Imprint:   The Women's Press Ltd
Edition:   New edition
Weight:   0.210kg
ISBN:  

9780704346796


ISBN 10:   0704346796
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 October 2000
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Another chapter in the tension-fraught life of p.i. Sharon McCone (Till the Butchers Cut Him Down, 1994, etc.), now heavily infiltrated by computer, cellular phone, fax, and tape recorder. An unidentified bomber (the Diplobomber ), who's been responsible for several deaths at diplomatic posts in several cities, is threatening once again - this time the consulate of an Arab emirate in San Francisco. Sharon's friend, Inspector Adah Joslyn, has been appointed to a task force working with the FBI. And Sharon herself has been recruited by the powerful RKI security firm that guards the consulate (and of which her lover, Hy Ripinsky, is a partner). Consul-General Malika Hamid lives at the consulate with her daughter-in-law Mavis, an alcoholic, and her nine-year-old granddaughter Habiba. Son Dawud, according to his mother, disappeared years before. It turns out, however, that he's very much alive, and into big-time gambling, drinking, and lechery, if not worse. After Habiba is almost killed by a package bomb, she and her mother are shipped out to the remote Caribbean island from which Dawud and partner Speed Schechtmann run their phone-betting operation. Mavis never makes it, and Sharon's mission is to rescue Habiba from her father's clutches - a feat that involves rough waters, solo flying, a network of helpers, and more, much more. Meanwhile, Adah has been taken hostage by the bomber, who, after a last, vicious act, will negotiate only with Sharon. You can bet who wins that one, but it isn't easy. Overpopulated and overplotted, but gripping from first-page attention-grabber to last-page irony. (Kirkus Reviews)


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