EAGLES DIE TOO by Meg O'Brien

EAGLES DIE TOO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The fourth (and first hardcover) outing, primarily MacGuffin-hunting, for Rochester, New York, investigative reporter Jessica ""Jesse"" James finds her doubting everyone around her--particularly Mafioso lover Marcus, who may be reconciling with his wife; but also her new love interest, handsome pilot Mac Devlin, who gets into violent shoving matches with a man he claims not to know; and her mom's new husband, Charlie, who's spent the last 20 years covering his tracks--but why? When Charlie disappears, and then her mother, and when eavesdropping reveals that Charlie, Mac, and the man he claims not to know seem to be up to something, Jesse enlists Marcus's security chief, the independent-thinking Tark, to tail them all, a task that leads to a farmhouse owned--surprise--by Marcus himself. Several deaths, drug-smuggling complications, and leaps in logic later, Jesse has her mom back, still isn't sure whether Charlie's a good guy or not, and is undecided about which of two marriage proposals to accept--if either. An appealing, self-deprecating heroine, upscale mobsters, and adventurous mom, plus saucy writing, add to the fun here--and are almost enough to make you forget that the plot doesn't make much sense.

Pub Date: Aug. 4th, 1992
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Doubleday