Deeper Waters

Deeper Waters

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Grieving over the death of his wife, attorney Noah Richards seeks refuge on an island near Seattle, only to find himself involved in the murder of a young Native American activist.

Blackwell North Amer
After a disastrous case that ends in a killing in Willful Neglect, attorney Noah Richards is offered a change of scene: a stay in a brand-new house on the shore near Seattle, with the best of two worlds - a wide view of the Cascade Mountains over the water and neighbors comfortably nearby.
But Noah's vision of paradise starts to crumble early on. At the local bar he is invited to join a group of stony-faced Native Americans and is questioned about what side he is on in the current hot dispute. The Indians lay claim to the land that a new development, Edward's Bay, is on as well as the adjacent fishing rights, and the homeowners are adamant that this is their property.
Then, late that same night, Noah gets a frantic call from his next-door neighbor, whom he has only just met. Her baby is dangerously ill: Will Noah drive them to the nearest hospital? There the child recovers as quickly - almost miraculously - as apparently he had fallen ill. It's an episode that will be repeated later, causing Noah much concern - and eventually, puzzlement and distrust.
After an ugly meeting of the property owners, the developer and his belligerent brother, who lives in Edward's Bay, ask Noah to represent them in the dispute, but he turns down the offer. That evening, walking on the beach in the dark, he finds the body of the murdered young Native American law student who had been researching the tribe's claim.
The tribal chief persuades Noah to pick up the investigation where the murder victim left off, and inevitably, Noah is drawn into the search for his killer. Noah encounters a mixed bag of odd characters, tangles with the U.S. government, exasperates his law partner, and becomes a target for a mysterious figure with a rifle. Things, Noah learns, are seldom what them seem.

& Taylor

Grieving over the death of his wife and struggling to recover from the devastating consequences of his most recent case, attorney Noah Richards seeks refuge on a peaceful island near Seattle, only to find himself involved in the murder of a young Native American activist.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312290351
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 22 cm


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