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Probable Cause Hardcover – January 1, 1990 by Ridley Pearson



Murders masquerading as suicide embroil Carmel, California, police detective James Dewitt in a dangerous game involving the man Dewitt blames for his wife's death and bringing his past back to haunt him



From Publishers Weekly

Delivered in a dreary, stilted prose style, Pearson's new procedural (after Undercurrents ) reflects the tedium of most police work. In Carmel-by-the-sea, Calif., Detective James Dewitt, a former forensic investigator, comes across a couple of suicides in as many days. He and forensics aide Clare O'Daly suspect murder and focus on a bent policeman. When the cop dies, asphyxiated in his car like the first victims, Dewitt steps up his investigation, working his way through a varied cast--a rich assemblywoman, a petty thief, a sexy female lawyer, a spoiled rich kid, a jailed serial killer, a vengeful psychotic. Though Dewitt is endangered and half his family murdered, few readers will care. The action and love scenes are as unconvincing as Dewitt's anguished misgivings about justice; the novel fizzles out in three "climaxes" and a couple of sentimental codas. 100,000 first printing; $100,000 ad/promo.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Probable Cause by Ridley Pearson

SKU: 978-0312039141
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ St Martins Pr; First Edition (January 1, 1990)

    Language ‏ : ‎ English

    Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages

    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 031203914X

    ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0312039141

    Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.3 pounds

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