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The Iris Deception Paperback – 1 September 1996


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"The Iris Deception is another triumph for Bernard Schopen. The book stands both as an outstanding mystery and as a perceptive examination of the people and terrain of the new American West."--Charles King, Castro Valley Forum

"The Iris Deception is one of the best reads I've had in this last year. It transcends the genre and earns the title of good literary fiction. As a bonus, you get a darned good mystery."--Western American Literature

"Ross, whose escapades as a private investigator were earlier chronicled in The Desert Look and The Big Silence, is a colorful, old-fashioned man whose love of solitude and the open desert are perfectly portrayed by Schopen's dry, desolate prose."--Publishers Weekly

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In this third Jack Ross mystery, the Reno private eye is hired by iris-eyed Patsy McLeod to resume a case abandoned as hopeless eighteen years earlier - the search for her missing teenage daughter Heather. This time, Ross's investigation leads him from a failed ranch in the desert north of Reno to Sacramento's porno film industry, from the Lake Tahoe homes of the wealthy and powerful to the cramped offices of Berkeley's activist community. On the way, he uncovers layers of deception, greed, corruption, sorrow - and murder. Ross also encounters Martha Reedy, a Berkeley-based P.I. who is as dogged about finding Heather as Ross, but for different reasons. Both are used to working solo but find their paths hopelessly intertwined.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of Nevada Press; 1st edition (1 September 1996)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 296 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0874172861
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0874172867
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16 x 1.78 x 23.62 cm

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