Telling Lies by Wendy Hornsby

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After a brutal attack on her sister, Maggie MacGowen searches L.A. for the gunmanWhen Maggie MacGowen was a girl, her sister Emily lived the life of a leftist radical on the run from the FBI. Twenty-two years after the FBI finally caught her, Emily lives in Los Angeles, a doctor at a free clinic that tends to the city’s down and out. When one of her old radical buddies comes out of hiding and surrenders to the police, their long-ago crimes become front-page news. Emily calls Maggie, now a documentary filmmaker, and asks her to come visit. By the time Maggie arrives in Los Angeles, Emily is nearly dead. The bullet, delivered point-blank in broad daylight, sent Emily into a coma. It seems a random act of violence, but Maggie digs deeper. She finds dark secrets in her sister’s past, and a conspiracy that won’t end until all those who ask questions are silenced.

About Wendy Hornsby

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Wendy Hornsby, Wendy Hornsby is a native of southern California born in 1947. She attended UCLA and California State University, Long Beach, and holds graduate degrees in Ancient and Medieval History. She went on after graduation to teach history at Long Beach City College for 10 years. Her first book, "No Harm" (1987), received critical acclaim. The Maggie MacGowen mystery, "77th Street Requiem," was named one of the six best mysteries of 1995 by Publisher's Weekly Magazine. Hornsby has written several mystery novels and short stories and has received the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Reviewers Choice Award for Best Contemporary Suspense from Romantic Times Magazine, the Mystery Scene Reader Award, the Orange Coast Fiction Award, and has been nominated for the Anthony Boucher Award. Wendy Hornsby added a new title to her Maggie MacGowen mystery novels in 2009- In The Guise of Mercy.
Published November 29, 2011 by Road. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Left lying for hours in a rain-splattered Los Angeles alley with a bullet in her brain, political firebrand Dr. Emily Duschamps is comatose.

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