Gravedigger - Dave Brandstetter, Bk 6 Author:Joseph Hansen Charles Westover, a disbarred lawyer, alleges that his runaway teenage daughter has been murdered and he files an insurance claim. And then he disappears, leaving ace claims investigator Dave Brandstetter to sort through the pieces of the puzzle. Young women have been murdered by the crazed guru of a bizarre sex cult--is that what happened to Se... more »renity Westover? Serenity's mother, now divorced from her husband, doesn't think so, but she tries to hide a painful secret about her marriage that proves to be an important clue to solving the case.
Dave's investigation, set against vivid California backgrounds of expensive seaside suburbs and snowy mountain camps, shacky desert towns and wilderness canyons, takes him on a quest of mounting tension and ultimate horror. Never has he needed his renowned shrewdness and compassion more. And never has he faced so close a brush with grisly death.« less