The third novel in Stephen Greenleaf's classic series featuring John Marshall Tanner, San Francisco ex-lawyer turned private detective.
San Francisco P.I. John Marshall Tanner is called in to help a crusading district attorney locate the only reliable witness to a mob-orchestrated hit-and-run killing. But is ex-model Teresa Blair hiding out, or is someone holding her hostage?
As Tanner investigates mob culture in the Bay Area and examines Teresa's privileged life, he discovers that mobster Tony Fluto isn't the only person to want her dead.
The closer Tanner gets to the truth, the more he realises that everyone from Teresa's business partner to her best friend to her husband has something to hide - including Teresa herself.
The detective novel is still in good hands...expertly wrought! - Newsweek
The long-sought heir of Sam Spade, Marlow and Archer - San Francisco Examiner
Pure and total pleasure! - The New Yorker
A refreshing throwback to the class California private eye of olden times - Penthouse
Mr Greenleaf is a superior writer...his books are being talked about in terms of Hammett and Chandler - New York Times
He has embellished the form with his own style, his own imaginative perspective, his own distinctive grasp of character - The New Yorker