Flesh Wounds: A John Marshall Tanner Mystery
“Marsh? It’s Peggy.” The words strike like lightning bolts into the life of John Marshall Tanner, reopening old wounds, rekindling old desires. The speaker is Peggy Nettleton, Tanner’s former secretary and former lover, who left his life six years earlier in circumstances too painful to remember. Now Peggy lives in Seattle and is about to marry Ted Evans, a wealthy investment banker. But Peggy has a problem—Nina Evans, Ted’s beautiful young daughter by a previous marriage, is missing. The young model has disappeared into Seattle’s netherworld after posing for some nude photographs. Peggy’s marriage can’t go forward until Nina is found. Peggy calls on her old boss for help.
From art galleries to strip clubs, from porn kings to computer wizards, Tanner trails Nina to her oppressor’s lair. He will be tested as never before as he learns more than he cares to know about Peggy and the man to whom she is betrothed, and about the world of digital imagery and its capacity to generate electric evils.