Deviant Behavior

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Random House, 1990 - Fiction - 213 pages
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When seventeen-year-old Todd Steeb has been missing for eight days, his wealthy parents hire Thomas Black to investigate. Faith Steeb is worried by her son's obsession with suicide, though her husband dismisses it as youthful "deviance." Aided by his lawyer friend Kathy Birchfield, Black finds forgotten crime, buried treasure, possible murder, and enough "deviant" behavior to blow Seattle off the map.

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Review: Deviant Behavior (Thomas Black #5)

User Review  - Dale Rosso - Goodreads

Enjoyed the Thomas Black story, Emerson's books are always hard to put down. Read full review

Review: Deviant Behavior (Thomas Black #5)

User Review  - aPriL eVoLvEs - Goodreads

The saddest one so far. A reminder of how bad bad guys can be. Buzz is my favorite 15 year old character from a book now. Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Earl Emerson was born July 8, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington. He is the author of the very popular Mac Fontana series as well as the Thomas Black detective series. He won the Shamus Award in 1985 for Poverty Bay, his second novel in the Thomas Black series. He was again nominated for a Shamus for his novel The Vanishing Smile in 1996 (another in the Thomas Black series). Emerson's writing is described as vivid with witty dialog and complex but impeccably credible plots. Emerson remains a lieutenant with the Seattle Fire Department (his Mac Fontana character is a small town fire chief) and lives in North Bend, Washington.

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