The Sandburg Connection

The Sandburg Connection

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A simple assignment for private investigator Sam Blackman and his partner Nakayla Robertson: follow Professor Janice Wainwright, whoa€™s suing a surgeon for malpractice, and catch her in activities that undercut her claim. When Wainwright visits Connemara, Carl Sandburga€™s home in Flat Rock, N.C., and climbs the arduous trail to the top of Glassy Mountain, Sam believes he has the evidence needed to expose hera€”until he finds the woman semi-conscious and bleeding. Her final words: a€œIta€™s the Sandburg verses. The Sandburg verses.a€ As the first person to discover the dying woman, Sam becomes the prime suspect. When an autopsy reveals painkillers in her blood and solid proof of the surgeona€™s errors, Sam is left with the haunting questions: why did this suffering woman attempt to climb the mountain? Did someone cause her death? A break-in at the Wainwright farmhouse and the theft of Sandburg volumes convince Sam someone is seeking information worth killing for. But what did Pulitzer-Prize-winner Sandburg have in his literary collection that has inspired multiple murders? And who will be targeted next? This is the third installment in the Sam Blackman series.Uncle Sam provided me with two prosthetic devices, my consolation prize for having my left leg blown off in Iraq. ... The cara#39;s cushy ride would become bone jarring as every ditch and gully overwhelmed shocks built for cruising the ... could get me up a mountainside without turning my stump to hamburger. ... I backed up, careful to avoid the chrome chopper next to my front fender and the need for a decision between a metal or ... She laughed and hissed make-believe static in my ear.

Title:The Sandburg Connection
Author:Mark de Castrique
Publisher:Poisoned Pen Press Inc - 2011-10-01


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