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The Innocents (Wil Hardesty, #1 (Wil Hardesty #1)

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There are seven of them. Children -- innocents -- whose long-buried remains are uncovered by a flash-flood. No one knows who could have committed such a crime. Clues are scarce, and with the media turning the story into a law enforcement nightmare, time is short. Only Wil Hardesty, a private eye who has more in common with the case than anyone knows, is willing to push har ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 273 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Berkley (first published 1995)
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Imagine reading the news that the bodies of seven children are found in the California desert? Reporters are horrified and call the deceased children The Innocents.

The bones are old and cannot be identified except for a St. Christopher's medal and an inscription dedicated to Benito.

Eventually, a man who learns of the inscription believes that this might be the body of his six-year-old son. He contacts private investigator Wil Hardesty for help.

With heartake showing through his words, Ignacio Rey
THE INNOCENTS (PI-Will Hardesty-So. Cal-Cont) - VG
Barre, Richard - 1st in series

From Fantastic Fiction: In 1990, a flash flood rips through a lonely section of the California desert, unearthing the skeletons of seven murdered children. Amid the outcry for justice following the discovery, the media gives them a name: The Innocents.

Ignacio Reyes must find out who killed his child; he knows, however, that the answer will unleash long-buried demons of memory and desperation, he turns to Wil Hardest
I read a lot of first mysteries in a series and seldom go on to other books that follow, even if I like the first book. I do think that this may be an exception. I like the p.i. and his life is
interesting and definitely fits in with the murders he is solving. He did not seem over smart or
intuitive, but rather a common man, makes it easier to relate.
Michael Mallory
This book blew me away. It's a tough but wonderful read.
Jeffrey Hammerhead
I thought it was chilling, dead children.
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