Marcia Muller attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1966 with a B.A. in English and in 1971 with an M.A. in journalism. She moved to the San Francisco Bay area, where she would later set her novels featuring Sharon McCone, one of the most influential creations in women's mystery writing. Considered the first great hard-boiled female detective, McCone made her debut in "Edwin of the Iron Shoes" (1977). In 1992, Muller married mystery writer Bill Pronzini, with whom she has collaborated as both an editor and writer.
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Recovering from a terrible bullet wound, Sharon McCone becomes friends with Piper Quinn, an Iraq War widow. So when Piper suddenly stops coming to their physical therapy sessions, Sharon decides to check on her. The situation she finds is very bizarre, and gets her--and her entire San Francisco PI agency--involved in a creepy case that connects to the federal intelligence agency. This is Marcia Muller's 28th mystery in this excellent series, and she shows no signs of letting up in this agile and addictive novel.
As she tries to recover from a debilitating injury, Sharon McCone seeks the truth behind the disappearance of a friend she made at physical therapy, a missing-persons case that could have a powerful effect on national security.