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Desert Run: A Lena Jones Mystery #4 [NOOK Book]

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Things are never easy for Scottsdale private eye Lena Jones. Her partner in Desert Investigations, Jimmy Siswan, is leaving for an upscale wife and a job at Sun Microsystems. Her old Captain at the Scottsdale PD is off home to Brooklyn. She’s doing security for Warren Quinn, director of a documentary being shot at Papago Park about the German POW camp and the “great escape” of Christmas Eve, 1944, when some prisoners tunneled out and fled. And one surviving escapee, Kapitan zur Zee Erik Ernst, a man in his ...
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Desert Run: A Lena Jones Mystery #4

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Things are never easy for Scottsdale private eye Lena Jones. Her partner in Desert Investigations, Jimmy Siswan, is leaving for an upscale wife and a job at Sun Microsystems. Her old Captain at the Scottsdale PD is off home to Brooklyn. She’s doing security for Warren Quinn, director of a documentary being shot at Papago Park about the German POW camp and the “great escape” of Christmas Eve, 1944, when some prisoners tunneled out and fled. And one surviving escapee, Kapitan zur Zee Erik Ernst, a man in his nineties confined to a wheelchair after a boating accident, has just been murdered. Worse, his Ethiopian care giver begs Lena to clear him. Lena, experienced in probing the past for answers to the central mystery of her own life—who is she?—learns that Ernst and two other POWs hid out in the rugged Superstitions. Nearby, on Christmas night, a whole farm family, the Bollingers, was slaughtered. A jury didn’t convict the only survivor, the teenage son. What might Chess Bollinger know about Ernst—and vice versa? And how much can Lena trust Quinn, either as a client, a witness, or a lover? A complex, stunning case based on real Arizona history, journalist Betty Webb, author of Desert Noir, Desert Wives, and Desert Run, spins an evocative, haunting story.
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Denver Post
"This thought-provoking novel is a gem. It is a perfect chance to make the acquaintance of an author poised on the national consciousness of mystery fans"
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"Webb bases her latest Lena Jones adventure on a real episode in Arizona history: the great escape of 25 Germans from Camp Papago, a POW camp located between Phoenix and Scottsdale. Famous director Warren Quinn is making a documentary about the escape, and Lena's firm is hired to handle security for the project. One of the escaped POWs, still lives in Scottsdale and is starring in the movie. When he is found murdered, Rada Tesema, his Ethiopian caregiver, is immediately suspected...."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615952243
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Series: Lena Jones Series , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 165,676
  • File size: 842 KB

Meet the Author

Betty Webb is the author of the acclaimed Lena Jones mystery series, which includes “Desert Cut” and “Desert Wives.” A former Californian who once lived on a boat, like the zookeeper protagonist of “The Anteater of Death,” Betty now lives in landlocked Arizona, where she volunteers at the Phoenix Zoo. She also teaches Creative Writing at Phoenix College and is a member of the National Association of Press Women, Mystery Writers of America, and the Authors Guild.
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