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A Darcy Lott Mystery

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October 11, 2011 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 272 Pages | ISBN 9781582437279
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“White-knuckle plot and bare-knuckled action scenes.” —New York Times Book Review

It’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.

About Susan Dunlap

SUSAN DUNLAP is the author of a collection of short stories and twenty-two novels, including the other Darcy Lott mysteries, Civil Twilight, Hungry Ghosts, and A Single Eye. She has won Anthony and Macavity awards and has been president of Sisters in Crime. She and her husband live near San Francisco.


“White-knuckle plot and bare-knuckled action scenes.” —New York Times Book Review

“Dunlap knows the West Coast, knows how to create memorable characters, knows how to build suspense, and her technical expertise is extraordinary.” —Chicago Tribune

“As long as writers like Dunlap continue to play with the form, genre fans need not lament the mystery’s demise.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Susan Dunlap is one of the best!” —San Diego Union Tribune

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