Death at the Cut
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Titel: Death at the Cut
Verlag: Random House
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Auflage: 1st Edition
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Mac McFarland was feeling great. Not too many months back he'd been cuckolded by a dentist, had quit his job as one of the best investigative reporters in Chicago, a burnt-out case. Now in Cape Cod he'd found the woman of his dreams and the New York Times had accepted his proposal to do a long profile on presidential candidate Senator Dolf Bridges, whom he'd known back in Chicago. Then one morning Mac spied something submerged in the water on the other side of the Cut where Senator Bridges was staying. It was a yellow Volkswagen, and in it was the body of a beautiful young girl still held captive in the passenger seat by her belt. A tragedy -- and a suspicious one. Who had been the driver? Why had the girl been abandoned? At first she appeared to be only a summertime waitress, but gradually Mac discovered that a great many people knew her -- among them Senator Bridges -- and not just as another pretty face on his staff . . . . Wonderful to read, full of characters who are immediately alive, Death at the Cut fulfills the expectations of enthusiastic readers of Murder on Clam Pond -- by this most engaging of the new mystery writers. Douglas Kiker (born 1930) was one of the nation's best-known and widely-respected television news correspondents. Before his career in television, Kiker was the White House correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune from 1963 to 1966. Throughout his career at NBC News he covered the most important issues of his era, including the war in Vietnam, the civil-rights movement, the Watergate scandal and many political conventions. He died in 1991 at his summer home in Chatham, Mass.From Publishers Weekly:
TV correspondent Kiker scores a second hit with the sequel to Murder on Clam Pond, which was solved by reporter Mac McFarland, a newcomer to the Cape Cod town. Now happily settled in with his love, Kate, Mac is contemplating a plum assignment from the New York Times when he spots a car submerged in the bay and a girl buckled in the passenger seat. Identified later as Susan Jacobs, she's beyond rescue efforts, although Mac and his friend, police chief Noah Simmons, do their best. The case nags at the reporter, but he has to concentrate on the Times article as he goes to meet Republican presidential prospect Sen. Adolphus Bridges, a guest with his wife and retinue at the swank summer home of Dody and Charles Monro II. Wealthy Monro is the blameless, popular senator's strong backer and so is Mac, until he sniffs the air, redolent with secret fears, and follows his reporter's nose to the national capital and other places, where he checks on Susan's background. As a result, he's back home with questions for the political hopefuls, when gunmen kill a young suspect in the drowned girl's case and wound Kate, who's helping Noah counsel the boy. The powerful windup comes too soon for the reader enjoying the author's salty wit while squirming, perhaps, at reminders of real hanky-panky in government. Author tour.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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