The Case of the Sliding Pool

Author(s): Howard Fast
Series: Masao Masuto Mysteries Series No: 5
Original Publish Date: Dec 20, 2011
Product Number: EB00053241
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453235256
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A rare California deluge unearths a hidden body—and a decades-old crime Rain has spoiled Masao Masuto's vacation. For six days the storm has trapped the Zen Buddhist detective and his family inside their Los Angeles cottage. By the morning of his vacation's final day, he is so stir crazy that the call to come to work is a relief. Detective Masuto knows no better cure for boredom than a puzzling murder. Nothing remains of the deceased man but his bones. A mudslide caused by the long, punishing storm destroyed the terrace of a Beverly Hills mansion, dislodging the swimming pool and opening a grave which had been covered for three decades. The skeleton's deep stab wound suggests a professional's hand—possibly a World War II veteran with commando training. As Masuto pries into the past, the aged murderer takes deadly steps to cover up his long-forgotten crime. The detective finds himself locked in a game of cat and mouse with a brilliant and ruthless killer. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.

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