"S G stands for Superb and Great"
Santa Teresa private detective Kinsey Millhone is hired by
wealthy Nord Lafferty to pick up his daughter at the
California Institute for Women and get her through the
first few days of freedom. Out on parole, Reba takes to
Kinsey and the two women go out to dinner together when
her former boss Alan "Beck" Beckwith arrives at the
restaurant. He invites himself to have a drink with the
two women and Kinsey knows she has been set up by a pro.
She pretends to leave but watches them making love in the
back seat of Beck's car. Kinsey does not understand this
tryst because he is the person Reba embezzled the funds
from and never made restitution. Reba believes that she
and Beck are going to run away together but the Feds are
closing in on him for money laundering. They have
pictures of Beck in bed with her boss's friend and
regardless of the consequences, Reba is determined to get
even with him but the authorities want Reba to help them
their way. Kinsey wants to stop her before she goes too
far and is put back in prison but can she get through to
the woman she has come to care about in time.
Readers are not going to believe what happens to Kinsey in
R IS FOR RICOCHET. She becomes involved with a man and it
looks like the relationship might last at least one more
book. Even though Reba breaks the law and the rules set
down by her parole officer, readers, like Kinsey, cannot
help but care for the vulnerable waif with steel for a
spine. Once again, this author shows that S G stands for
Superb and Great.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 6, 2004