Kinsey is in top form working undercover for the PD after a coworker at the insurance company is brutally murdered. Is the insurance fraud case she's pursuing connected? Kinsey as "Hannah Moore" becomes part of a "gang" working swoop and smash car accident setups that includes even doctors and lawyers. And how is Jimmy Tate, an old childhood friend, involved?
This story gives an inside look at an LA crime gang with a main character suffering from Tourette's Syndrome which was an interesting twist. I enjoyed reading this after being away from the series for several years. Will have to read the end of the alphabet now!
This is #8 in Sue Grafton's mystery series starring Kinsey Millhone, private investigator. Since the author is nearing the end of the alphabet with this series, you know they HAVE to be good.
Kinsey wants to get information from Bibianna; she also wants to protect her . . .
Bibianna Diaz was afraid for her life. If there was one thing she knew for sure, it was that you didn't cross Raymond Maldonado and live to tell the tale. And Bibianna had well and truly crossed him, running out on his crazy wedding plans and going into hiding in Santa Teresa light years away from the Los Angeles barrio that was home turf to Raymond and his gang. Now she needed money to buy time, to make sure she'd put enough space between them. And the quickest way she knew to get money was to work an insurance scam -- just like the ones Raymond was running down in L.A. The trouble was, Bibianna picked California Fidelity as her mark. And it wasn't long before her name surfaced in one of Parnell Perkins's open files and Kinsey was on her case. But so, too, was her spurned suitor, Raymond Maldonado.