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A Private Investigation
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Sara Scott, private eye, discovers that her husband’s murderer is the California state comptroller.
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Sara Scott, private eye, discovers that her husband’s murderer is the California state comptroller.

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Sara started up the stairs into the blackness. She sensed danger, couldn’t control the fear making the back of her neck tingle. Was it all in her mind? No matter. Her heart was pounding. Then she saw a shaft of light coming from the glass of her office door and sighed with relief. Nothing to worry about. Helen was there. Familiar Helen. An oasis of Helen. “Helen, it’s me, Sara.” She stopped short. No Helen. Had she left the lights on or—. She spun around. Someone big and strong grabbed her from behind and laid the honed edge of a knife across her throat....

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About karl

Believe it or not, I'm a fifth-generation Angeleno. I was born in the ‘40s when the major cause of pollution in L.A. was residents burning trash in incinerators. A few years later, the city fathers banned incinerators in favor of landfills, but inexplicably ripped out the red...

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Published Reviews

May.15.2009

“Alexander’s novel is everything you’d expect in a sequel to Time After Time. The sweep of history through time travel is dazzling, the characters are beautifully rendered, and the story has twists and...

Sep.22.2009

"H. G. Wells meets the Computer Age in this fascinating variation on the time-travel theme. A dazzling succession of plots, adventures and hairpin turns, smoothly written and superbly conducted by Karl...

Author's Publishing Notes

This novel was the basis for CBS’s World Premiere movie, Missing Pieces, first aired in 1983. “It will keep you reading.” —King Features Syndicate. “Fast and entertaining.” -The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer.