DEEP POCKETS by LINDA BARNES
Harvard professor Wilson Chaney's position in life is
hanging by a thread; his marriage, his reputation, not to
mention his tenure at Harvard are in the hands of a
blackmailer, someone threatening to sell Chaney's secrets
at very high prices. His enviable life could disappear into
thin air should the blackmailer's evidence-proof of his
affair with a young student-become public knowledge.
So he hires Boston private investigator Carlotta Carlyle to
track down the blackmailer and put a stop to the scheme.
Can she do it? Of course, but should she? The professor
doesn't inspire much loyalty-after all, he did commit
adultery with one of his own students-but Carlotta agrees.
Digging into the case, nosing around Harvard and the
possible suspects from the rest of Dr. Chaney's life, she
uncovers a suspicious death as part of the backstory to Dr.
Chaney's situation. Suddenly Carlotta's sixth sense is
telling her the case might be more complicated-and more
dangerous-than it first seemed.
Fresh from the success of The Big Dig, the masterful Linda
Barnes delivers a bold and engaging novel infused with the
deft touch and intricate suspense that have become her
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