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Winter and Night (Bill Smith, Lydia Chin , Bk 8)
Winter and Night - Bill Smith, Lydia Chin , Bk 8 Author:S. J. Rozan Private detective Bill Smith is hurtled headlong into the most provocative -- and personal -- case of his career when he receives a chilling late night telephone call from the NYPD, who are holding his fifteen-year-old nephew Gary. But before he can find out what's going on, Gary escapes Bill's custody and disappears into the dark and unfamiliar... more » streets...
Bill and his partner, Lydia Chin, try to find the missing teen and uncover what it is that has led him so far from home. Their search takes them to Gary's family in a small town in New Jersey, where they discover that one of Gary's classmates was murdered. Bill and Lydia delve into the crime-only to find it eerily similar to a decades-old murder-suicide...
Now, with his nephew's future -- and perhaps his very life-at stake, Bill must unravel a long-buried crime and confront the darkness of his own past...« less
I was introduced to this series by PBS and have read five or six of them. The stories have all been great and I have looked for more. However, this was something of an exception. It was very wordy, with tons of characters, plots and sub plots. Tons of people being shot and injured. Several municipal authorities, their governing officials and and Police. I longed for the simple plots I was used to and the insights into the Chinese Communities here and abroad.Lydia played second fiddle in this one and just tried to keep Mr. Smith on the straight and narrow. Poor Stacey played a major role from her hospital bed. Don't let the quality of this one book in the series, deter you from enjoying the quality of the others.