Kress, Nancy Oaths and Miracles
New York Forge 1996 0312859619 / 9780312859619 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Black cloth with gold lettering, 300 pp. Corners slightly bumped. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear. A bright, attractive copy.
"FBI agent Robert Cavanaugh thinks he's on to something. The showgirl lover of a dead New York mafioso is murdered in Las Vegas. Her last words are difficult to understand but included the name of Verico, which might refer to a bioresearch company in New Jersey. An Ivy League scientist is found dead in a Boston parking lot after a job interview at Verico. And the Mafia has secretly invested in this firm doing cutting-edge work with recombinant DNA. Cavanaugh knows it's all tied together, but not how, and he doesn't have enough hard evidence to convince his boss there's a case anywhere. People keep dying, but nothing makes sense, and Cavanaugh gets more desperate to find the key.
"Kress keeps both Cavanaugh and the reader guessing until the very last minute, until a revelation of something so horrifying and yet so plausible . . . "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall