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Wolf in the Shadows

August 20, 2008

Beware of the wolf in the shadows. He is watchful and patient, and when he catches you he will eat you up – skin and bones and heart.

I read Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia Muller for the Book Awards Challenge II. This book was published in 1993 and won the Anthony Award in 1994.

This book is a Sharon McCone mystery and it chronicles ten days in her life. Sharon is a private investigator for All Souls Legal Cooperative in San Francisco. Her lover, Hy Ripinsky, has disappeared and she is searching for him. At the same time, All Souls offers her a “promotion” – a desk job managing investigators and paralegals, and that doesn’t hold much appeal for her. Sharon’s search for Hy leads her to RKI, a security agency with questionable practices. Hy was delivering a 2 million dollar ransom for RKI when he went missing, so they assumed he’d stolen it. Sharon agrees to find Hy, but first she must shake the agents RKI has tailing her. Through a series of twists and turns (I don’t want to spoil the plot), the mystery is solved and Sharon finds herself with two jobs to consider – one with All Souls and another with RKI.

This book is fun read with a complex plot that kept my interest throughout. Mystery lovers will enjoy it, like I did.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2008 11:11 am

    I’m pretty sure I read this book a looooong time ago. The plot sounds strangely familiar.

  2. stacybuckeye permalink
    August 20, 2008 2:52 pm

    I’ve never tried her, I’ll have to add this to my ‘someday’ list 🙂

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