Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing due to age. Multiple front covers. Signed by author on title page. 257 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1992. ISBN: 0440211972. From her sunny La Jolla beach house replete with a fabulously handsome gourmet chef, feisty private detective Kiernan O'Shaughnessy embarks on one of her strangest cases to date. This one takes her up the Coast to Big Sur fogs, and to the mists enshrouding her own past as disgraced medical examiner. From the hit-and-run ""accident"" that left a flamboyant artist bizarrely brain damaged to the baffling ""drowning"" of an enigmatic deckhand, all clues point to a major cover-up.