The Motive on Record Author:Dell Shannon Colorful Lt. Luis Mendoza makes his thirty-third appearance in Dell Shannon's highly praised and extremely popular detective series. Driving a customized Ferrari and wearing his black homburg, seasoned veteran Mendoza investigates the full range of big-city violence and crime, from the banal to the bizarre, all based on actual police records. — I... more »n The Motive on Record, Mendoza and his Los Angeles Police Department associates confront one of their most shocking cases ever—that of a brutal child rapist. With keen intuition and dogged persistence, they begin to track down their diabolically clever adversary.
At the same time, they must set about solving a number of other baffling crimes: an elderly fortune teller is murdered; a mysterious string of theater robberies takes place; a Vietnamese couple's eating habits lead to their violent deaths; child's play in a secret clubhouse results in tragedy.
Meanwhile, Alison Mendoza reads true murder mysteries for relaxation and tries to arrange for an overseas vacation, and Angel Hackett is adopted by a stray dog.
As always, Dell Shannon combines crime stories with insights into the very human nature of police life to create a highly entertaining mix that will delight her longtime fans and attract many new ones as well.« less