In the small woodsy town of Henderson, California, the electric company is strict about sick days.
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So when meter-reader Vejay Haskell decides to play hooky, her first concern is staying out of sight. After two cups of hot buttered rum, they have an argument and she storms out into the pouring rain.
She goes home, takes a nap, and awakens sober, embarrassed, and ready to apologize. A call from an ex-husband is never welcome. Her ex wants a favor. His "friend" and co-worker, Anne Spaulding, is missing. Anne's ransacked apartment - complete with blood-sprayed walls - gives Jill the chilling feeling that her ex may be up to his arrogant neck in murder.
Now Jill's out with the street people of Berkeley and the crazies of People's Park to uncover the fate of a welfare worker. But her best suspect is her ex: the former "significant other" who still pushes her buttons. Investigating the poisoning murder of one of the judges at the annual Slugfest, a celebration featuring slug races and a cooked slug cuisine, meter reader Vejay Haskell uncovers a missing document and a secret lover.
Two witnesses see the man drag the old woman into a canyon while brandishing a rifle. As night falls, detective Jill Smith and the Berkeley police department set up a perimeter. Rather than wait for dawn, Jill leads her team into the darkness. At the bottom of the canyon they find a battered old mannequin and a box of stolen parking tickets. Until the helicopter crash, Jill Smith never knew fear. A homicide detective in the leftist enclave of Berkeley, California, she has faced down her share of thugs, thieves, and killers, but since surviving the downed helicopter, her nerves have been shot.
Unwilling to submit to her anxiety, she goes back to work.follow url
Cultists, drug addicts, and hippie burnouts wander its streets, looking to raise their consciousness or, if that fails, to just get high. And Jill Smith walks with them, a beat cop with her finger on the pulse of one of the most unique neighborhoods in America. Kelly rated it liked it Mar 05, Ap rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Julie H. Lori rated it liked it Dec 14, Judy rated it it was ok Aug 04, Kathryn rated it it was amazing May 24, Jeanette Janota rated it liked it Jun 06, Linda B rated it liked it Feb 25, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Feb 10, Leslie rated it really liked it Jul 17, Sally Trabulsi rated it liked it Aug 21, Kathy Mountain rated it liked it Oct 03, Bonnie rated it really liked it Sep 12, Bobbe rated it liked it Apr 03, Gail rated it it was ok Nov 07, Barb Foerst rated it really liked it May 01, Annie rated it liked it Oct 10, Catherine rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Wanda rated it liked it Jun 15, James rated it really liked it Aug 29, Theresa Leonhard rated it liked it Jul 29, Pam Cunningham rated it liked it Aug 01, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Susan Dunlap.
Susan Dunlap. Susan Dunlap is best known for her Jill Smith detective series, but she is a prolific and much loved writer of crime and mystery fiction, including award-winning short stories. Other books in the series.
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Kiernan O'Shaughnessy 4 books. Books by Susan Dunlap. Trivia About High Fall Kierna No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. The second is that I kept wondering how people who were the very best at their jobs, who had achieved everything possible, survived after that job was taken away?
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How specifically? Since I was obsessed, Kiernan is obsessed. She can't accept the "accidental" death of a young stunt double doing a supposedly safe high fall over that cliff, a move perfected by the man who was the best stunt double of his time.
No Immunity What happens when people are afraid to—or can't—go to a hospital when they have a deadly, contagious disease? What happens to them, to the people around them; who's helping and who's covering up? Las Vegas is transient central and when Kiernan answers the desperate call of a doctor-friend there, she ends up facing the danger on her own. Or almost. There's Brad Tchernak, whom she's desperate to keep as her housekeeper, cook and dogwalker. Tchernak, who's equally desperate to be a partner in her detective agency.