T.C. Sonnenshein, a DC attorney specializing in "green" ventures, receives a fax from Mira Tracey, a sleek San Francisco social activist, regarding a dangerous genetically engineered canola. Concerned, T.C. tries to locate her. But Mira has disappeared.
Two days later Mira turns up dead, seated in a grove of trees on Baker Beach under the cliffs of wealthy Sea Cliff. Her eyes appear haunted, her blood is full of calcium but there’s not a mark on her. Inspector Laura Swan, "low man" in San Francisco PD Homicide, is sent to investigate because everyone thinks the death a suicide.
With the acquiescence of Mira’s old-maidish partner, T.C. takes over management of her organization. He examines the files and finds intimate information not only on the organization’s clients but on most of San Francisco’s health care elite. Mira was a skilled and equal opportunity blackmailer. Was she killed by one her victims?
Suspects are "all these men", ie the gorgeous and charismatic men who are everywhere along Laura's investigative path. They include Dr. Charles Sinclair, the psychic head of a respected depression treatment program that prescribes psychotropic drugs, including LSD, in conjunction with nutritional minerals such as calcium. T.C. learns that Sinclair’s career began with unsanctioned and possibly fatal experimentation on young women during the Summer of Love.
Reviews are pouring in for Dead Green: This mystery novel will most likely be a cult classic. Author Ruth Horn delves into deep and dark waters with her development of heroine Laura Swan.
Without holding her tongue, Horn explores the soft underbelly of female sexuality when met with the brutality of professional aspirations. She spares no expense in her dedication to the convoluted world of female desire; as she follows several characters tormented by their personal carnal desires in the face of an unfolding murder mystery.
Not for the faint of heart, but with all the tools to help the faint of emotion experience the deep, intense and penetrating experiences of male adoration mixed with manipulation, Horn puts pen to paper the confusion and complications of loyalty, identity, rape, wealth, and infidelity for a tight package made for FDA approval.
The thread that connects all the characters in this mystery novel is an impending GMO crop with all the stress and potential success associated with the lead detectives own sexual desires and confusions. A must read for women (and men) yearning for a heroine that makes no apologies for her own misfits. ~Stephanie Sheridan
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