Kristina Bonner was the girl every girl in her high school wanted to be. Tall, slim, auburn-haired, a straight-A student, and the daughter of a wealthy and powerful man, Kristina drove her father's rare and classic Continental Mark II to her senior prom, and then disappeared.
Twenty-six years later-after he'd spent and wasted a fortune on private investigations-John Bonner turns to a writer and espresso-shop owner for help. Sandeen is an investigator without a badge or a gun, but a great track record. He will rely, instead, on the powers of the First Amendment to give him both freedom and access to the truth of Kristina's disappearance.
Sandeen makes the journey to the epicenter of the mystery, the small town of Catalpa, Kansas. There, he begins to uncover secrets buried for a quarter-century-secrets fiercely and violently protected by those who perpetrated a horrible crime and then hid the evidence in an unmarked grave.
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About the Author
Dennis E. Smirl has been an Air Force officer, a salesman for a Fortune 500 company, a school psychologist, a computer science instructor at several colleges and one university, and finally, a business owner. Married to his college sweetheart for over half a century, he has spent time in Mexico, Japan, and South Vietnam, but prefers to take family vacations in the USA and Canada. A writer for as long as he can remember-he attempted a first novel at age ten-his first taste of national publication was a race report written and published in 1965. A science fiction fan for almost the same length of time, Mr. Smirl joined the Science Fiction Book Club when member numbers were much smaller. Beyond his interest in science fiction, he has a lifetime interest in horseback riding, auto racing (as a driver), golf, photography, computers and information processing, and mystery novels. He has written ten novels (7 science fiction, 3 mysteries) and three collections of short stories and novellas. He is currently working for four new novels.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed reading Ebony Continental. The main character, Sandeen, is very likable and interesting. The writer sets a great tone for the book that is easy to follow and I loved the sarcastic humor. There's not too much or too little of anything and it has a unique flavor that sets it apart from other whodunnit stories. I'll definitely be reading the next installment of the Sandeen series.