the ever running man (Sharon McCone #25)
Lately the Sharon McCone books have been up and down. This one was one of the best. In this book, Hy Rapinsky’s security firm has a problem. There is someone going all over the country setting off bombs and damaging or destroying various offices of RKI Security. He is seen leaving the sites of several places just before the bomb goes off, and he seems to have...more
All the favorite characters are here -- Ted, Anne Marie, Rae, etc. -- and I especially appreciate how everyone continues to evolve and face challenges of their own.
There are a few...more
Muller, Marcia – 25th in series
Warner Books, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780446582421
First Sentence: “Here’s what we have on the ever-running man,” Hy said.
*** PI Sharon McCone is hired by her husband as someone is blowing up properties owned by RK Investigations, the security firm, of which Hy is one-third owner. A figure has been seen leaving the scenes and has become known as “the ever-running man.” Although Sharon knew Hy h...more
Sharon McCone is hired by her husband's security firm to track down "the ever-running man," a shadowy figure who has been leaving explosive devices at their various offices. She doesn't have to search for long. When McCone narrowly escapes an explosion at the security firm's San Francisco offices, she catches a glimpse of his retreating figure. The ever-running man is dangerously close--and anyone connected...more
Every few books in this series Muller likes to dig into the lives of one or two of the regular (or at semi-regular and familiar) characters from the series. She juggles it all up and we end up with character development too as everything moves on just like things do in the real world. This approach to changing the series works really well for me.
This time it's Hy Ripinsky and his business partners, the slightly shady Renshaw and Kessell, who run a big security firm who are getting the McCone inv...more
This book is a lesson in never working with your spouse - it could put your marriage in jeopardy! And, in this case, your life.
After all, what good is a detective story if there aren't a few intrigues, pitfalls and dangers thrown in.
And there was even a side-trip to Chicago (location of a bombing) thrown in, so it...more
This is #24 in the Sharon McCone series, I have read many of the Sharon McCone series and always enjoyed them.
Finished. Great story and read as always. Now I am back on to read the next 4 I have missed and perhaps be caught up when her 2012 book comes out.
If you enjoy Sharon McCone by Marcia Muller, you may also enjoy (as I do) other female PI characters such as V.I. Warshawski (by Sue Paretsky); Kinsey Millhone (by Sue Grafton); Car...more
It was readable, but I didn't like the friction between her husband and herself. To be honest, since Sharon g...more
In the early 1970s, having moved to California, Muller found herself unemployable and began experimenting with mystery novels.
In the ensuing thirty-some years,...more