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HONORABLE MENTION 2004 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award * Second in the Frankie MacFarlane mysteriesDespite, and due to, the complexity of Millers mystery, Detachment Fault remains a first-rate read, seasoned with a pinch of this and a dashMoreHONORABLE MENTION 2004 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award * Second in the Frankie MacFarlane mysteriesDespite, and due to, the complexity of Millers mystery, Detachment Fault remains a first-rate read, seasoned with a pinch of this and a dash of that. This is presumably how the delicate-but-hearty Frankie saves her skin—and re-creates her mothers best-selling recipes in between catching killers.With a heroine as talented as James Bond and the late Julia Child, its too bad there arent cooking instructions strewn throughout the book.—Leigh Rich, Tucson WeeklyDetachment Fault should be read twice: once to discover who-dun-what-and-why—and then a second time, slowly, relishing Millers evocative and knowledgeable descriptions of Arizona natural history and landscapes.—Wynne Brown•Jorge Desierto’s bound body is discovered in the Sea of Cortez.•A young American flamenco dancer, Carla Zorya, disappears during police interrogation in Mexico.•Two weeks later, in Tucson, Carla’s doppelganger, community college student Angelisa Corday, is found stabbed to death in the school amphitheater. On Angelisa’s finger is a rare alexandrite ring—perhaps the very one Carla wore when she went missing.•The next day, chemistry professor Hector Ortiz dies when his office is bombed.•And Frankie finds herself in a shadow war with unwritten rules and unknown foes.Jorge was the brother of the MacFarlane family’s longtime fishing guide- Carla, the girlfriend of Frankie’s brother, Jamie. But when the Tucson murder victims turn out to be Frankie’s colleague and a favorite student, Frankie joins the hunt for the killers, bringing her geologist’s eye and analytical skills to aid two old friends—sheriff’s detective Toni Navarro and private investigator Philo Dane.As the search unfolds, Frankie ventures into an elite fringe world where the antiquities trade slips too easily into international money-laundering and far higher stakes. Skidding through so many twists and turns that even her “scars have scars,” Frankie leads her readers on a heart-stopping and unforgettable chase.