Detective Masuto reopens an investigation into a
murderous film star-with deadly consequences
On the day that Eve Mackenzie murders her husband, Masao
Masuto is on a plane to Japan. For years he and his wife, both
American-born Japanese, have dreamed of visiting their homeland,
and though the trip is a delight, the Zen Buddhist detective cannot
help but check the international papers for news of murder on his
home turf of Beverly Hills. Part of him regrets missing the
sensational Mackenzie killing. Once a high-profile film star, Eve
faded from the public eye after wedding a wealthy Scotsman-an
unhappy marriage that ended in bloodshed. When Masuto returns home,
Eve is headed toward an inevitable conviction. Why, then, does he
reopen the case?
The evidence against the Hollywood starlet is so airtight that
Masuto suspects a frame-up. As he pries into the closed case, more
blood spills. Eve Mackenzie may not have murdered her husband, but
she is far from innocent.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast
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