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  • Copyright: 2015-12-07
  • Publisher: Bay Tree Pub
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Sixth in a series of noir mysteries featuring newspaperreporter Samuel Hamilton, Unfinishedconfronts the question, how much hurt can be repaired when betrayal,kidnapping, and violence touch a person's life? The story opens with thekidnapping of a young boy—the third such kidnapping within a short period—onlynow it's the son of Emma Sheridan, a French émigré, widow of a Vietnamveteran, and someone to whom Samuel owes a huge emotional debt. This time it'spersonal.
While Samuel engages in his usual relentless job ofpursuing the kidnapper, the narrative illuminates the lives and experiences of anexotic cast of characters, Emma Sheridan, whose life has been a series oflosses, Emma's eccentric but resourceful son Alain, the wise and compassionateArgentinean therapist Ana Cejas, and then there are the suspects andperpetrators, driven by their own perverse needs.

Author Biography

A San Francisco trial lawyer with a long, successful career, William C. Gordon is the author of five noir mysteries that have appeared in 10 languages. He lives in Marin County, California with his wife, Isabel Allende.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1
1Looking for Clues 10
2Who Would Steal a Child? 15
3Samuel's Painful Revisit to his Past 21
4The Getaway 34
5Ana Cejas 37
6We Need a Profile 41
7Alain Comes Back to Life 49
8A Shot in the Dark 52
9Who's the Father? 70
10What Did Maurice Do with the Boy? 78
11Melba Figures Out a Way to Help 87
12 Will They Find a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow or a Dead Body? 95
Part 2
13 Digging Deeper 106
14 The Victims 118
15 The Sordid Reality 135
16A Delicate Inquiry 145
17No Low-Hanging Fruit 154
18Oh, No! 167
19Emma's Talk with Ana 171
20Running out of Possibilities 181

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