Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446581066, 304pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2010
In Locked In, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone was shot in the head and suffered from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but with an alert, conscious mind. Now, as Sharon struggles to regain control over her body, she wants everything to go back to normal, but realizes that it may not be possible to return to her old life. Meanwhile, Sharon's relationships are suffering. Her husband is impatient with her refusal to accept help and some of her colleagues doubt her abilities after the accident. But when Sharon's friend from physical therapy goes missing, she must call upon those closest to her to find out the truth behind the disappearance. The investigation soon points to issues of national security and proves to be the most dangerous and critical case yet for Sharon and her colleagues.
On LOCKED IN:
"Throughout her many McCone novels, Muller has displayed a knack both for keeping the series fresh and for allowing her character to grow. She accomplishes both goals this time by taking McCone out of the spotlight but giving her fans a chance to root for her to recover. After all these years, Muller's series remains a gold standard for female detective stories."
"Top-notch mystery and more from one of the genre's Grand Masters."
"Seeing Sharon McCone come back is a special pleasure-don't miss it."
-Library Journal, starred review
Marcia Muller has written dozens of mystery novels set in San Francisco, her city of choice, starring no-nonsense Detective Sharon McCone -- one of contemporary fiction's first liberated female private detectives. More at NPR.org
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