MASQUERADE IN BLUE by D.C. Brod

MASQUERADE IN BLUE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In order to get a claustrophobic reporter friend out of jail (he refuses to divulge sources, etc.), rugged p.i. Quint McCauley (Error in Judgment, 1990; Murder in Store, 1989) agrees to meet the ``Blue Fox,'' and decide for himself whether the activist/environmentalist is guilty of the murder of real-estate developer Leonard Novotny. There were many, it seems, who wanted him dead, including his chilly wife; his alcoholic, banished (for undisclosed reasons) son; his crooked, blackmailing business partner; and most of the membership of SOW (Save Our Wetlands). Meanwhile, someone's putting snakes in Quint's car; a state senator is killed; the Blue Fox is framed again; and tales of Novotny family incest emerge. When the showdown comes, some mob types move in, the current Blue Fox disappears, and Quint learns the identity of the original ``Fox.'' Sturdy, carefully worked-out plot, with clever twists, believable motives, and a bittersweet romance between Quint and sometime-girlfriend Elaine.

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-8027-5792-8
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Walker
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1991




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