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Fatal Conceit

John Ritter

Publisher: TouchPoint Press

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Summary

A cold-case homicide winds through a trail of murders to an international drug and money-laundering conspiracy.
 
A new PI joins an eminent list, bursting with humor, pugnacity, and a leaky moral code, bent on one-upping San Francisco’s finest while wooing a prosecutor turned lover. A talented investigator, Beaupre muddles through his own hubris and missteps, leaving a trail of bodies and recrimination. Booted from the police force—for knocking a skinhead comatose and allegedly battering a girlfriend—he radiates confidence spiked with arrogance, for which innocents pay dearly. Hired to find the killer in a moldy double murder, he sniffs out a drug trail, misreads a string of homicides, and not until he and a computer hacker sidekick track down a fugitive in Asia does the scope of a vast criminal drug and money-laundering conspiracy reveal itself.

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