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Eye of the Storm; A Sharon McCone Mystery
Eye of the Storm A Sharon McCone Mystery Author:Marcia Muller Retired Library Editon. — Private investigator Sharon McCone is lured away from her practice at the All-Souls law cooperative in San Francisco to what she thinks will be a weekend "busman's holiday." — Her sister Patsy has asked her to come to Appleby Island, once the home of a wealthy agricultural baron. With his heirs long gone, the tycoon's dec... more »repit Victorian mansion is being converted into a bed-and-breakfast inn.
No sooner do restorations efforts begin than it becomes evident that someone wants the project to fail. First the workers walk off the site, claiming to have seen the ghost of a legendary, long-dead hermit. Countless acts of vandalism take place. Soon after Sharon arrives, she sees evidence of fraud - why should this carefully capitalized project be running out of money?
But there's little time for theorizing; several incidents escalate into violence and death. On top of this, severe winds indicate the coming of a major hurricane. Sharon, herself the target of a vengeful and murderous act, realizes she's walked into the eye of a storm.« less