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The Resource The Lies That Bind

The Lies That Bind

Label
The Lies That Bind
Title
The Lies That Bind
Statement of responsibility
Judith Van Gieson
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Language
eng
Summary
How could you forget whether or not you murdered somebody? That's exactly what Albuquerque lawyer-cum-sleuth Neil Hamel asks herself when she takes on the defense of an elderly client who can't remember whether she ran over the girl her car surely did kill. Early in the morning of November 1st, Neil and her boyfriend, the Kid, are shaken out of their post-coital bliss when they find a surprise visitor at Neil's apartment door. The visitor is Martha Conover, a pinched, elegant older woman who looks askance at Neil's "just-had-sex aura" but still pleads for her help. Martha's been accused of running over Justine Virga, the girl who accidentally killed her grandson, Michael, in a car crash three years—to the day—earlier. Though Justine's crushed corpse is found outside Martha's home and Martha's car bears an incriminating dent, Neil gradually discovers clues from Martha's prim past and Justine's wild one that point to other suspects, from drug dealers to South American death squads to Michael's Latino father, wronged two decades earlier by Martha's bigotry. While Neil searches for Justine's killer, she treats us to her wry take on every stratum of today's Southwest, from its breathtaking landscape to the real estate boondoggles that the S&L crisis has inflicted upon it, from Santa Fe's polo set and new age entrepreneurs to a homeless man who coaxes poetry out of used typewriters
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Summary
Accepting the case of an elderly woman accused of murdering her son's accidental killer, sometime sleuth Neil Hamel begins an investigation across the Southwest landscape and into the dangerous truths of the victim and accused. Reprint
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Cataloging source
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Dewey number
813.54
PerformerNote
Read by Meredith Mitchell
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Series statement
Neil Hamel mysteries
Series volume
0005
Target audience
adult
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a Neil Hamel mystery
Label
The Lies That Bind
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Isbn
9780792794899
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Label
The Lies That Bind
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c0eadeb9-46d7-45b3-971c-535a5e989be1
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not applicable
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electronic
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not applicable
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Isbn
9780792794899
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Library Locations

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