Miami private eye Harry Caine is back in North Carolina in this latest installment in the Harry Caine Mysteries series. His client is Elaine Sanford, a wealthy widow who wants Caine to dig up evidence that will save her son, Frank, from a murder conviction. Frank is no boy scout. He is already in a federal prison for lying about witnessing the kidnapping of a young girl in Virginia. Shortly after Caine visits him, Frank escapes. Caine is certain that Frank will try to harm the woman who will testify against him in the murder trial, but Frank may have another agenda that Caine can’t quite make out. As Caine pieces the puzzle together, readers are plunged into a world of stolen goods, shifting loyalties, and multiple murders. As in earlier books, Caine is aided by Mona Morgan, who is developing into a confident–and attractive–investigator. A new character, Florida private investigator, Alice Anderson is introduced; it will be interesting to see if she appears in future books.
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