Bragg runs into Jo Sommers, a woman he longed for many years ago…and who is now unhappily married. Hour’s later, she’s accused of murdering her husband. Bragg agrees to help prove that Jo is innocent, discovering a tangled web of blackmail, extortion, and murder, stretching forty years into the past…to a secret so horrible, it’s still worth killing to keep it buried.
Originally published under the title “Monterey.”
All eight powerhouse novels in Jack Lynch's Edgar Award-Nominated and two-time Shamus Award-Nominated Bragg Series...now in one volume!
The first three, powerhouse novels in Jack Lynch’s Edgar Award-nominated and two-time Shamus Award-nominated Bragg series of PI thrillers...now together for the first time ever in one volume.
In the Shamus Award-nominated third thriller in Jack Lynch’s series, San Francisco PI Peter Bragg returns to track down a fortune’s worth of gem-encrusted chess pieces smuggled out of China…unless a ruthless killer finds him first.
The books are damn good, featuring a hard but believable hero
This is a first-rate series. Bragg makes sense out of life by doing his work well
Bragg is authentic, gripping, gritty
Bragg is a San Francisco private investigator who combines angst and wit in the perfect proportion... a scarred-but-tender, manly-but-sensitive paladin of the dispossessed.