"This ninth novel in the Nina Reilly series takes the Lake Tahoe attorney to her home turf of Monterey, California, where she must confront her estranged father and her own past. Laural Merlington reads the story with steady precision, giving listeners the chance to enjoy Nina and her cohorts while despising the loathsome characters who try to impede Nina and her investigation. A series of arson fires has been plaguing the Carmel Valley, and when the body of a young Native American is found at the site of the third blaze, Wish Whitefeather, the son of Nina's friend and former secretary, is the prime suspect. From prologue to conclusion, this will have listeners glued to their speakers. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"