Deviant Behavior - Thomas Black, Bk 5 Author:Earl Emerson Seventeen-year-old Todd Steeb has been missing for eight days when his wealthy parents hire Thomas Black to investigate. Faith Steeb is worried by her son's obsession with suicide, though her husband dismisses it as youthful "deviance." Either way, ex-cop Black and his lawyer friend Kathy Birchfield aren't exactly thrilled: run... more »away kids are a dime a dozen.
But the search for Todd Steeb wends through Chinatown, turning up odd assortment of characters who are nothing like what Black expected: the suave author of a sensational cult novel, who plays guru to college dropouts; a faded, deluded screen goddess, once worshipped as "Queen of the B's"; and a fleet-footed piano prodigy who's running scared.
It's a weird case that keeps getting weirder, as Black discovers forgotten crime, buried treasure, possible murder, and enough "deviant" behavior to blow Seattle off the map.« less