Spine slightly slanted, very minor edgewear, gift inscription inside, donation stamps indicate that book was donated to retirement community assisted living program, but very lightly read. DJ flaps taped to boards but otherwise in excellent condition. A bright, attractive copy.
"North of Wichita, Kansas, an ordinary field sits beside a narrow dirt road. An unknown, and perhaps unidentifiable, body lies there, the apparent victim - and the first in several years - of a local serial murderer. This ugly death will draw to it three intriguing and sympathetic characters, each determined - and fated - to resolve this brutal mystery. They are L. J. Loomis, a resourceful and honest detective whose life has already been soured by his pursuit of the unknown killer; Stosh Babicki, an earnest young reporter trapped in a relationship that threatens her own integrity; and the title character, Sam Haun, the night-desk man on the local paper, a man beset by grief and memory. What begins for them as an exercise of solemn procedure and by-the-book detection is transformed into a totally disorienting tale of uncertainty and fear, in which no fact and no one - whether in the glare of day on the Great Plains or the shadows of midnight - can be relied on or trusted."; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall