A missing runaway. Anonymous threats. More disappearances. And a charming neighborhood brimming with secrets.
While visiting Mountain Quail Gardens, where Tuscan-themed homes surround a picturesque park, sleuth Pari Malik never expects to get enmeshed in yet another murder investigation. But Pari discovers she's renting the same casita where an earnest young woman lived before she suddenly vanished.
When another neighbor receives cryptic warnings, and yet another disappears during a hiking trip in a desert canyon, Pari springs into action to piece together puzzling clues. Unexpected help may come from Violet, a snooping octogenarian who scornfully spies from her living room, perched behind a bay window overlooking the park.
Nine intriguing suspects complicate Pari's probe, including an Olympic swimming medalist, a beauty blogger, a male revue dancer, and a self-described healer and masseuse. As more of them face peril, Pari journeys throughout Las Vegas and southern Nevada on her quest to stop a killer and bring peace back to Mountain Quail Gardens.
"Lurking on the Precipice" is a complex mystery novel set in the desert Southwest. It is the follow-up to Pari Malik's debut in "Lurking on the Tightrope: Mystery at Diamond Head" and it can be read as a stand-alone book.