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Carolyn Wheat must be the best listener in the mystery business. The former Brooklyn, New York, defense attorney has the awesome ability to capture and create whole characters in just a few perfectly shaped sentences of dialogue. She also knows how to move her people through a complicated narrative without losing focus. This book about lawyer Cass Jameson flashes back and forth from the present to 1969 and 1982, as Cass looks for connections between some old activist friends, her Vietnam vet brother, and the 15-year-old murder of a Federal agent that links them all. Other top-grade Wheat paperbacks include Fresh Kills, Mean Streak, and Where Nobody Dies. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Part of an ill-fated student activist group in the Sixties with series lawyer Cass Jameson (Fresh Kills, LJ 6/1/95) and her brother, Ron, Jan is a long-time fugitive wanted for murder. When she surrenders to police, Cass rushes to Ohio to defend Ron, who now faces related charges. Jan is threatening to expose the "mole" who betrayed the students to police in 1969 and framed her for murder in 1982. An intriguing plot based on fallout from rash actions meant to publicize the plight of migrant farm workers; this is well focused and crisply written.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.