Summer of Fear by T. Jefferson Parker

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While a serial killer butchers entire families in Orange County, crime writer Russ Monroe investigates the murder of his ex-lover and finds himself caught in a duplicitous web involving the city's homicide chief. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

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Novelist T. Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles, California in 1953. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976, and initially worked as a reporter for a weekly newspaper. While writing for the Daily Pilot, he won three Orange County Press Club Awards. His first novel, Laguna Heat, was made into an HBO movie starring Harry Hamlin, Jason Robards and Rip Torn. His other works include The Triggerman's Dance, Where Serpents Lie, The Blue Hour, Red Light, and Cold Pursuit. Silent Joe and California Girl won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Silent Joe also received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller. When not working on his books, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, hunting and fishing, and playing tennis. He enjoys diving, snorkeling, and travel.
Published July 1, 1993 by St Martins Pr. 359 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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But soon Amber herself surfaces--the victim was in fact her look-alike sister, Alice--even as Monroe and Amber's daughter turns up (did she help do away with Alice?), and as the Midnight Eye takes to calling Monroe at home, ranting about his crimes.

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When reporter/crime writer Russell Monroe finds his former lover brutally slain in an apparently ritual style, he suspects a connection to other recent murders in the county.

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