• Title: A Walk Through the Fire (Sharon McCone Series)
  • Author: Joyce Bean, Marcia Muller
  • Released: 2009-12-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 0
  • ISBN: 1441831940
  • ISBN13: 978-1441831941
  • ASIN: 1441831940
From Publishers Weekly In the 20th Sharon McCone mystery, the San Francisco-based PI leaves her usual haunts for Hawaii. McCone's downstairs office neighbor, Glenna Stanleigh, is a documentary filmmaker with a project on the island of Kauai. Glenna and her partner, Peter Wellbright, are making a film about Hawaiian legends and myths, based on the writings of Peter's father, Elson Wellbright, a descendant of early missionaries to the islands. There have been a series of accidents on the film set, and Glenna suspects that someone is trying to kill her or a member of her crew. Can McCone help? McCone is not licensed to operate in Hawaii, so she takes along her lover, Hy Ripinsky, and finds a way to work with the local branch of his security company, RKI. As she delves into the curious circumstances on the set, McCone keeps running into trouble with the large, influential and badly dysfunctional Wellbright family. Two family membersAElson himself and his youngest sonAhave gone missing for some years, and nobody seems to care much. As her inquiries lead her inevitably into learning more about the local folklore and history, McCone falls under the spell of the islands. She also fights an attraction to Russ Tanner, a local helicopter pilot and distant relative of the Wellbrights. Along with a taut, expertly plotted story, Muller conveys the magical appeal of Kauai, as well as the long-simmering resentment of some of the islanders toward white settlers. The Hawaiian setting, so well employed by Muller, reinvigorates a veteran, if a consistently entertaining and imaginative, PI series.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal YA-In this 20th book in the series, detective Sharon McCone and her lover Hy Ripinsky are called to Hawaii when a friend's film crew is plagued with accidents. The documentary he is making about the island's gods and goddesses has awakened the ire of someone or something, and it's up to McCone and Ripinsky to discover who or what is threatening this potentially award-winning work. As the PI delves into the accidents, she finds that the family of the film backer has more than its share of secrets, each of which could have an impact on the project. Smooth writing, an entertaining plot, and sustained suspense contribute to Muller's reputation as a top-notch writer of gumshoe mysteries.
Pam Spencer, Young Adult Literature Specialist, Virginia Beach, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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