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"Ms. Barnes makes a fist and puts some muscle in this strong plot about an extortionist scheme to corner the market in the taxi medallions."
-- The New York Times Book Review on Hardware
"Warning, this is a difficult book to put down!"
-- Kansas Ledger on Hardware
"One of the most sparkling and irresistible heroines ever to grace the pages of a whodunit!"
-- Chicago Sun-Times
" Barnes's knack for crisp, snappy dialogue and devising a mystery that has both timeless and contemporary appeal is a winner."
-- Boston Herald
"More than Grafton and far more than Paretsky - Barnes manages to overcome the too tough tendencies of her detective with salvos of self-deprecating wit..."
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