Shrouded in Mysteries

The Art of Detection

The Art of Detection

by Laurie R. King (Bantam Books, 2006)

Book design: Glen M. Edelstein
Jacket design: Carlos Beltran

 

"Kate's proposed scenario became less likely the farther into the park they ventured: As drop spots went, this one was hardly convenient. They crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, thick with traffic on the first sunny Saturday after a week of rain. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and parents pushing strollers washed in both directions, dodging the occasional stationary photographer—few people just stood and looked at the view, not with the fog lying just offshore to make the breeze cool and damp. Dodging the usual tangle of cars waiting to get into the viewing spot, Hawkin pulled off immediatly after that and circled under the freeway to climb into the headlands.
   Al's eyes were on the curving road and the parking areas busy with cars, motorcycles, bicyclists, and human beings of all sizes, shapes, and geographic origin, but Kate swiveled around to admire the view. The bridge rose magnificent and orange, the city beyond it looking so cinematically perfect as to seem artificial ..."