Where Echoes Live Author:Marcia Muller Since the Gold Rush, California prospectors have siphoned off the waters of isolated Rufa Lake, exposing the fragile, otherworldly mineral formations of the lake basin. Now a local environmental group seeks to block the latest incursion by developers -- a massive mining operation funded by TransPacific, a U.S.-Hong Kong interest that seems to b... more »e behind a series of break-ins, disappearances and shady land deals. Into this stark, lunar landscape treads San Francisco P.I. Sharon McCone, searching for a local eccentric now missing after a suspicious land deal.
When the bullet-corpse of an investor surfaces in the lake's silvery waters, McCone finds herself on a twisted trail that leads to San Francisco and then back to where it all began -- the eerie desert mesas where a murdered prepares to kill again.« less