Palos Verdes Blue (Hardcover)
A Jack Liffey Mystery
Pegasus Books, 9781605980379, 336pp.
Publication Date: April 7, 2009
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In the latest Jack Liffey novel, L.A.'s most famous child-finder finds himself enmeshed in a race-fueled turf war on the Palos Verdes peninsula.
Barely recovered after nearly loosing his daughter to religious fanatics in what could only be termed a "witch-hunt" in Bakersfield (The Devils of Bakesfield, 2008), Jack is hired to find another girl, Blue, the missing teenage daughter of his ex-wife's best friend. The investigation leads him to discover an intense turf war on L.A.'s posh Palos Verdes peninsula. The Bayboys, rich teenage surfers, routinely vandalize cars and terrorize outsiders to enforce a strict locals-only policy for their own Lunada Bay. They have also started terrorizing the Mexican day laborers who camp in the ravines between the mansions where they work as gardeners and houseboys.
When one stubborn Mexican boy decides that he wants to learn to surf the waves of Lunada Bay, the feud turns violent, drawing in arsonists, angry bikers, racist border vigilantes, and Jack's daughter Maeve, who once again puts herself at risk to help her father.
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Praise For Palos Verdes Blue: A Jack Liffey Mystery…
With a hero as brainy, compassionate, and conflicted as Liffey, the only real mystery is why these books aren’t bestsellers. (Keir Graf, Booklist)
A rewarding mystery that highlights Shannon's ability to sharply render subtle shades of right and wrong. (Publishers Weekly)
One of the finest and boldest detective series ever...an extended valentine to the battered, tattered City of Angels that never fails to entertain and challenge. (Kevin Burton Smith, January Magazine)