A rare California deluge unearths a hidden bodyaand a decades-old crime Rain has spoiled Masao Masutoas vacation. For six days the storm has trapped the Zen Buddhist detective and his family inside their Los Angeles cottage. By the morning of his vacationas final day, he is so stir crazy that the call to come to work is a relief. Detective Masuto knows no better cure for boredom than a puzzling murder. Nothing remains of the deceased man but his bones. A mudslide caused by the long, punishing storm destroyed the terrace of a Beverly Hills mansion, dislodging the swimming pool and opening a grave which had been covered for three decades. The skeletonas deep stab wound suggests a professionalas handapossibly a World War II veteran with commando training. As Masuto pries into the past, the aged murderer takes deadly steps to cover up his long-forgotten crime. The detective finds himself locked in a game of cat and mouse with a brilliant and ruthless killer. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the authoras estate.They dona#39;t change. He worked in a bank. They got tohave his prints.a aMaybe. They didna#39;t comethrough.a Masuto smiled. aIf they do, it wona#39;t matter. He took care of things like that.a aHow do you take care of prints?a aThere are ways, believeme.
|Title||:||The Case of the Sliding Pool|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2011-12-20|