By T. Jefferson Parker
A special global then, a special global now ... California within the Nineteen Sixties, and the winds of swap are raging. Orange groves uprooted for tract homes, humans flooding into Orange County, unusual new principles within the air approximately battle, song, intercourse, and medication, and new affects, starting from Richard Nixon to Timothy Leary. For the Becker brothers, even if, the earlier is usually current -- and it comes crashing again complete strength while the physique of the beautiful and mysterious Janelle Vonn is found in an deserted orange-packing plant. The Beckers and the Vonns have a historical past, starting years in the past in highschool with a rumble among the brothers of every extended family. yet boys develop up. Now one Becker brother is a cop on his first murder case. One's a minister craving to accomplish only one miracle. One is a reporter under the influence of alcohol with ambition. And all 3 are approximately to collide with the altering global of 1968 as every one brother, in his personal designated method, attempts to discover Janelle's killer. As suspects multiply and secrets and techniques are uncovered, the 3 Becker brothers are drawn additional into the case, deeper into the previous, and towards risk.
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Oily jeans with a knife on his belt, muscles and tattoos. Nick had seen him around, mostly on a black Harley hog ripping up and down the Tustin streets like he’d just held up a bank. Big ears and a thatch of black hair. The warrant check had Casey with drunk in public and an assault that got him ninety days in County. The assault was a while back, just after Nick made patrol. But he remembered it had to do with Casey’s motorcycle gang, the Hessians, and Casey had put the guy in the hospital. It ﬁgured.
Hitchhiked. He had some. A cool guy. The thing about these kind of ceilings is all the shapes. ” CALIFORNIA GIRL 41 David glanced up at the old acoustic ceiling, two decades of shapes and stains. ” asked Barbara. ” “Oh, that. ” David looked at Janelle’s dreamy expression, then up to Barbara’s sharp, assessing face. Barbara had turned out to be six years older than him and wiser. ” she asked. ” David had never heard a silence say so much. “Nothing,” Janelle ﬁnally said. “But you said no,” said Barbara.
Now Barrington Woods. David made no move to get out. Even the Submarine—waxed and polished as always—had become an eyesore amid the snappy new Ford wagons and Chevy sedans parked in driveways off the freshly poured streets. Barrington Woods smelled of cooling asphalt and sawdust and new-lawn fertilizer. He thought of the way all those years ago the Vonns’ house had seemed ugly and futureless to him. “We don’t have to do this now,” she said. ” 38 T. J E F F E R S O N PA R K E R Monika smiled when she opened the door and saw them on her porch.