Tremendous new thriller from the award-winning author of UNDER THE BEETLE’S CELLAR and THE RED SCREAM, and once again featuring indomitable Molly Cates as the feisty, funny, flawed heroine.
Chilling, convincing, powerfully entertaining, this is suspense writing at its best as crime journalist Molly Cates is dragged into the desperate underworld of the homeless, threatened by vigilantes and brought face to face with the violence in her own past.
In the heat of the Texas summer, there are few cool places for the homeless to hide. Cow Lady guards her patch with grim ferocity, until one evening, when strange men arrive and talk of guns and gas.
Cow Lady realizes that their plot against the State Senate is in deadly earnest, but she can’t see why she should do anything about it. Who’d believe her, anyway? Only the journalist covering the lives of her bag-lady companions – Molly Cates.
Molly’s also following the passage of a bill which will legalize the carrying of hidden weapons.The senators don’t know that a faction of extremist vigilantes believe that the bill will work against them, and that the right to bear arms is more important than any other, including the right to live…
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‘UNDER THE BEETLE’S CELLAR is an instant classic in mystery and suspense. The best chiller-thriller of the year’
‘In UNDER THE BEETLE’S CELLAR, Mary Willis Walker gives us a kidnap story of rare intensisty and mounting tension.’
‘A knockout novel. ’
In the heat of the Texan summer, there’s no cool places to hide. For the street people, it’s especially bad, and every prime spot is guarded with grim ferocity. Which is why Cow Lady, homeless for too long, is keeping quiet under the shady decking of a restaurant, when she overhears voices raised in violence.
Cow Lady realises that their plot against the State Senate is in deadly earnest, but who’d believe an old drunk? Only the journalist covering the lives of her baglady companions – investigative reporter Molly Cates. But Molly’s already preoccupied, following the passage of a bill to legalise the carrying of hidden weapons, and burdened by the wealth of personal memories this brings.
Nobody knows that within the gun lobby lurks a band of extremists who believe that the bill will work against them. And that the right to bear arms is more important than any other, including the right to live.
PRAISE FOR AWARD WINNING MARY WILLIS WALKER
“A superb suspense thriller”
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Book Description HarperCollins. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0006511325
Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006511325