From the Publisher
Think everyone has it easy in Silicon Valley? Try being a fledgling P.I. in politically-correct Palo Alto! When the very incorrect murder of a rising-star lawyer horrifies the public, fascinates the media, and throws the police into an investigative frenzy, the obvious suspect is part-time pool-cleaner Trucker James Deal.
Suspected by the public, hounded by the press, and targeted by a killer, Deal hangs tough when the hunt turns nasty and doggedly tracks an opportunistic murderer through the upscale streets and backyards of well-heeled suburbia. Finding whodunit is only self defense, and with friends and enemies slugging it out, the San Francisco Peninsula's headed for a shake-up that ain't no earthquake! See, Deal's a trouble magnet--a righteous dude who's impulsive under pressure, hot for truth, and cool when it counts. Drop by, hang on, and check out New Deal Investigations, where results count more than P.C. procedures, and pool cleaning's dangerous work.