Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing due to age. 275 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1993. ISBN: 0449221334. When Dr. Lito Manibusan, a Filipino professor of history at Cal State, is murdered, the police chalk it up to the random urban violence that is no stranger to San Francisco. But four months later, a woman claiming to be the professor's widow demands his personal effects-which have already been dispersed. No one in the history department believes her, but private investigator Jeri Howard is hired by her father, a former colleague of the dead man's, to find his next of kin and learn the truth.