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In this second mystery novel of the Sheriff Joe Bain series, the appealing and energetic Sheriff of San Rodrigo County, California, is once again beset by extraordinary complications and diversions in the midst of trying to solve three brutal hammer murders. His career is threatened with a political smear, his ego damaged losing a fight with a suspect, and his bachelorhood threatened by several wonderfully bizarre encounters with a lovely young woman named Luna.
* "Only Lord Dunsany could create worlds, names, atmospheres as magical as Jack Vance s; and Vance is a better storyteller." Poul Anderson
* "You can't possibly pass up any book by Jack Vance. He has perfected the trick of creating new worlds so deceptively real that after a while your own home seems imaginary." Jerry Pournelle
* Be warned: reading Vance is addictive. George R.R. Martin
* A modern classic by one of the great fantasy and science fiction writers of the 20th Century. A rare tale of an Earth so far in the future as to be nearly unrecognisable to the contemporary reader. Raymond E. Feist