The Old Inn At Punta De Sangre (1)

The Old Inn At Punta De Sangre (1)

by Theresa Donovan Brown
The Old Inn At Punta De Sangre (1)

The Old Inn At Punta De Sangre (1)

by Theresa Donovan Brown

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Overview

"Theresa Donovan Brown is a legitimate and entertaining new voice in crime fiction."
-- John Lescroart, The New York Times best-selling thriller author

Sara McGrath sucks at sales, but real estate is the only growth market in the depressed California coastal town where she's trying to pull together a life for herself after her ex, a Silicon Valley venture wannabe, dumped her. Sharks hunt the point breaks where her teenager, Marsi, surfs. And even nastier creatures -- realtors, developers, and open-space-hungry environmentalists -- troll the multiple listings in Half Moon Bay. Sara's first shot at a million-dollar deal looks like the capital kick-start her dream of a seaweed-products business needs until dead bodies complicate escrow on the old Punta de Sangre Inn. As the inspection clock on her deal runs down and the ripples of violent deaths widen toward Marsi and herself, Sara is forced into a partnership of wits with a taciturn sheriff whose fisherman son may have been victim of more than a storm at sea.
Sara finds herself at the impact point of big issues and their backwash: Around Punta de Sangre ("Blood Point"), powerful land preservation interests clash with greedy developers and their plans to turn great swaths of agricultural land into luxury resort and McMansion developments. Meanwhile, land-rich agribusinesses exploit an underground majority of immigrant workers. And the local fishing fleet and tourist-pandering "chummers" clash with the surfing community over shark-baiting. As the wave of chaos and loss builds, Sara heeds the big-wave surfers' mantra: "Eddie would go." Sara goes.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940151531252
Publisher: Theresa Donovan Brown
Publication date: 05/09/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 452 KB

About the Author

Theresa Donovan Brown has won numerous awards for her writing. She published Summitville, an environmental thriller (iUniverse, 2000); The Old Inn at Punta de Sangre, a mystery novel (ebook, 2015); and a co-authored work, The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship (HarperColllins, 2015). Her short stories and essays have been published in national magazines and literary journals. She holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked as a speech writer for global financial leaders, as a securities trader, and as a strategic planner for a major global financial firm. She founded and ran a financial communications company serving global financial institutions. She lives close to her family on the San Francisco Peninsula, where the coastal redwoods make their own rain.

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