City of Strangers: A Jack Liffey Mystery

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Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003 - Fiction - 265 pages
In the sixth novel of this best-selling private-eye series, Jack Liffey probes the complex ethnic mix—Muslim, Jewish, Baha’i, Christian, and secular—of the Persian communities in Los Angeles. A gripping tale that confronts youthful idealism with perfervid fundamentalism, it lands bright, earnest Fariborz Bayat, who has gone missing from an elite L.A. high school with three other Persian-American boys, in a cell of Arab terrorists. Hired to find the boys, Liffey finds himself in a nightmare, unless he and Fariborz can thwart the cell’s plot to set off a dirty bomb full of radioactive waste high over L.A.

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Perhaps to escape her psychiatrist father's constant interpretations of her motives, actions, and emotions, snippy, status-conscious teenager Becky Auslander has run away. But as successful kid-finder ... Read full review

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Jack Liffey (The Orange Curtain; Streets on Fire) locates missing persons. His quarry this time is the missing teenaged daughter of a former college roommate, now a Los Angeles psychotherapist ... Read full review

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