Book Case: A John Marshall Tanner Mystery

Stephen Greenleaf, Author William Morrow & Company $19.95 (332p) ISBN 978-0-688-07669-6
In this refreshing addition to the John Marshall Tanner series, San Francisco private dectective Tanner, last seen in the splendid Impact , is hired by a publisher to find the author of an anonymously penned manuscript. Although his client believes that the manuscript is a surefire bestseller, Tanner is convinced it is a prescription for murder. The possible targets could be any of the San Francisco power brokers who, according to the book, had the author imprisoned on a fabricated rape charge. Then Tanner learns that these potential victims are busy covering up another scandal that does indeed soon lead to a homicide. Tanner relentlessly pursues his investigation even when the evidence implicates one of his best friends. In the true-to-life conclusion, Tanner understands how the elite retain control and what he must do to stop them. Greenleaf has once again delivered a book with intriguing plot twists about the causes of moral bankruptcy. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1991
Release date: 01/01/1991
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-553-29061-5
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