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Right from the Gecko

Authors: Baxter, Cynthia
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC022040, FIC022110, FIC022100
ISBN: 9780553903546, Related ISBNs: 0553588443, 0553903543, 9780553588446, 9780553903546
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Surf’s up . . . and so are the stakes when veterinarian and amateur sleuth Jessica Popper escapes to the land of hula, hibiscus, and geckos for a professional conference. The last time she and boyfriend Nick Burby touched down on the island of Hawaii, Nick caused a volcanic eruption when he unexpectedly popped The Question to commitment-phobic Jess. But this trip proves just as dangerous when Jess befriends an ambitious young reporter whose body later washes up on the sand . . . and someone thinks Jess holds the clue to the killer’s motive.

There’s no end of suspects among the exotic flora and fauna, from the victim’s journalistic rivals and a mystery boyfriend to an eccentric beachcomber and a governor’s aide with ties to a controversial biotech firm bringing progress to paradise. One of them is a killer with the chameleon-like ability to stay hidden—and if Jessica doesn’t uncover hula-dunnit in time, she’ll be saying aloha . . . permanently.

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