A first-class noir novel in the tradition of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. The sixth in the John Marshall Tanner series.
He thought he knew everything about her... but someone knew more.
Peggy Nettleton has been a loyal secretary to P.I. John Marshall Tanner for over eight years, and he thought he knew her well. But a mysterious phone caller, who threatens Peggy with mutilation if she doesn't tell him her most intimate secrets, seems to know her better.
Tanner sets out to silence the caller once and for all in a violent, treacherous case that hits a little too close to home, uncovering secrets and hidden desires along the way.
One of his best... An extremely satisfying story - The Orlando Sentinel
The long-sought heir of Sam Spade, Marlow and Archer - San Francisco Examiner
Stephen Greenleaf's John Marshall Tanner series improves with age - San Diego Union