ISBN 9780553578256,Night Work

Night Work


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780553578256

ISBN-10 0553578251


Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)

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Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is meek and frail--and has an airtight alibi. Kate and Al are stumped, until a second body turns up--also zapped, cuffed, and strangled...and carrying a candy bar. This victim: a convicted rapist. As newspaper headlines speculate about vendetta killings, a third death draws Kate and Al into a network of pitiless destruction that reaches far beyond San Francisco, a modern-style hit list with shudderingly primal roots. About the Author Laurie R. King is the bestselling author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli and five acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries, including The Beekeeper's Apprentice and O Jerusalem. Her most recent novel is the highly praised A Darker Place. She lives in northern California, where she is at work on her next suspense novel.