Emerson, Earl. New York: Ballantine Books (1997). First Edition. 246 pages. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication. A clean, nearly Fine copy. “Hired by wealthy philanthropist Lainie Smith to uncover a blackmailer, private investigator Thomas Black unearths dangerous and ugly truths about his ‘saintly’ client, who as a teenager had watched as her psychotic boyfriend had massacred several people at Deception Pass.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.