Sharon McCone Series, #16
Featuring: Sharon McCone
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Mystery Woman Sleuth | Mystery Hard Boiled
For months, the embassies of oil-rich nations have been
the target of an elusive terrorist known only as the Diplo-
Bomber. A federal task force, which includes one of Sharon
McCone's closest police contacts, is stumped - until a
botched bombing attempt threatens the San Francisco
consulate of Azad, a progressive Arab emirate. At first
McCone is thinking only of the $1 million reward offered
by the FBI and the Azadis. But when she learns more about
the consulate household, McCone suspects that someone
inside the turbulent ruling family may be linked to the
bombing. The Azadis' consul general is the western-
educated Malika Hamid, one of only a few Muslim women to
brave the world of international diplomacy. An intriguing
mix of eastern traditions and modern ideas, Malika is
fiercely controlling the lives of her playboy son and his
beautiful, alcoholic American wife. Torn between her
troubled parents is the lonely, nine-year-old Habiba, a
mischievous imp of a girl who takes an immediate liking to
McCone. When little Habiba disappears, McCone follows her
trail to a desolate Caribbean island that has its own
brand of justice. Now McCone and her allies, including her
lover, Hy Ripinsky, find themselves in an arena far larger
than any they have been in so far. Here McCone is risking
not only her own life but those of many others as the
mission takes her dangerously close to the edge of
disaster. For this is a battle that could destabilize U.S.
international relations - and one in which McCone must
literally fight fire with fire...
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