Kinsey Millhone #18
On Sale: March 29, 2005
Featuring: Kinsey Millhone; Nord Lafferty; Reba Lafferty
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Mystery | Thriller
Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of
an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties
when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the
years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but
he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of
embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for Women.
Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having
served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord
Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home
and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit
Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the
rules of her parole. Maybe a week's work. Nothing untoward
-- the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is
But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison
less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes
Readers have come to expect the unexpected from Sue
Grafton, and "R" is for Ricochet is no exception. In
it, a complex and clever money-laundering scheme is just a
cover for a novel that is all about love: love gone wrong,
love betrayed, love denied. And love avenged. For Reba
Lafferty, its moral is clear; Sometimes what you hand out in
life comes back to bite you in the ass. Sometimes the good
guys win, even when they lose.
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