Susan Dunlap (Author)
DescriptionIt's the twentieth anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, and stunt double Darcy Lott is on location at the Port of Oakland, positioned for a power slide--a dangerous trick in which she falls off a bike and skids under an eighteen-wheeler. Late getting to the set, Darcy's intermittent boyfriend and stunt driver Damon Guthrie is forced to rush the scene. His truck malfunctions and Darcy is injured. Thrust into another emotional jumpstart, the intensity of their relationship builds quickly. Meanwhile, Darcy's siblings are pressuring her to make one last all-or-nothing search for Mike, their missing brother. As her relationship with Guthrie deepens, Darcy is struck by the similarities between him and her brother. Like the hole created by her brother's absence, Guthrie's past is riddled with unanswered questions. Just as she begins to think they're getting somewhere, the past catches up with them. Time is running out on both of her searches, and all of her connections in the police department are suddenly shutting her out, leaving her to find out the truth. Her desperate quest leads her to the canyons of Los Angeles, a stunt ranch in the desert, and ultimately to a horrifying discovery in San Francisco.
October 11, 2011
6.0 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Susan Dunlap (b. 1943) is a prolific author of mystery novels. Born in the suburbs of New York, Dunlap majored in English at Bucknell College and earned a masters in teaching from the University of North Carolina. She was a social worker before an Agatha Christie novel inspired her to try her hand writing mysteries. Five attempts and five years later, she published Karma (1981), which began a ten book series about brash Berkeley cop Jill Smith. Since then, Dunlap has published more than twenty novels and numerous short stories. Her other ongoing characters include the meter-reading detective Vejay Haskell, medical examiner Kiernan O'Shaugnessy, and Zen student turned detective Darcy Loft. In addition to writing, Dunlap has taught yoga, worked as a paralegal, and helped found the women's mystery organization Sisters In Crime. She lives in San Francisco.