Both new readers and old fans will welcome this 12th Kinsey Milhone adventure in the Hardcover edition.
"THIS IS ONE OF GRAFTON'S MOST FUN-TO-READ BOOKS. . . . One of [Kinsey Millhone's] wildest adventures yet."
--San Francisco Examiner
When Kinsey Millhone agrees to do a favor for Henry Pitts, her lovable octogenarian landlord, she literally gets taken for the ride of her life. The family of a recently deceased WWII veteran wants her to find out why the military has no record of his service. All Kinsey has to do, she thinks, is cut through some government red tape. But when the dead man's house is ransacked and his old army buddy is beaten up, she quickly realizes he was not all he seemed. Before long Kinsey is trailing crooks halfway across the country, impersonating a hotel maid, tangling with a baseball bat-wielding grandmother, and running from one very dangerous character. With her money almost gone and her nerves frayed, Kinsey's got to solve a decades-old crime and make it back home in time for Henry's wedding . . . if she can make it back at all. . . .
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Working vacation, April 8, 2003 Reviewer: Karen Potts from Lake Jackson, TX USA Kinsey is going to be in the wedding of her elderly landlord, Henry Pitts, so she decides to take a few days off from her job as a private investigator to help with wedding plans. Instead, Henry asks her to look into the case of one of his old friends, recently deceased, whose son tries to get help from the military to bury him. The family is told that there is no record of the man serving in the military, so they want Kinsey to find out the truth. She figures that this will be a simple matter, but of course, it's not. Her investigation leads her across the country following a woman with a mysterious duffle bag, which she feels may contain important evidence. Nothing is as it seems and Kinsey is soon embroiled with a couple of ex-cons, a young girl, and an eighty-five-year-old woman who is studying self-defense. This is a wild Kinsey Milhonne escapade with the usual interesting cast of characters.