(From the publisher):
Hardy and Glitsky are embroiled in a murder that begins in the upper echelons of San
Francisco society, where money and political influence collide. . . .
It starts with a double homicide. Because of the high profiles of the victims—a politically
connected socialite and his glamorous fiancée—the mayor of San Francisco herself
demands that a high-ranking detective be put on the case. And so Abe Glitsky is thrust
into the controversial investigation.
Dan Cuneo, the officer already working the case, is immediately wary of Glitsky and
doesn’t hide his distrust. Matters are made worse when Cuneo starts to focus on his
primary suspect—who also happens to be an old girlfriend of Dismas Hardy. For Hardy
and Glitsky, this is an awkward and uncomfortable coincidence. But for Cuneo, it’s proof
positive of collusion, and yet another instance of Glitsky cheating with his insider friends
Convinced that Hardy’s client is the wrong suspect, Glitsky breaks ranks within the
police department to continue his own investigation. As Hardy’s murder trial builds to its
stunning conclusion, Glitsky’s search for the truth does more than fuel suspicion against
the two men. It reveals a trail of deception that leads beyond San Francisco, where
exposing desperate secrets can be the most deadly offense.
Original title: The Motive
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ General