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Affirmative reaction : a Tory Travers/David Alvarez murder mystery
Schumacher, Aileen.
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First edition.
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Aurora, CO : Write Way Pub., 1999.
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312 pages ; 23 cm
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Engineer Tory Travers is hardly expecting anything exciting to happen while she's inspecting the storm drains -- at the city's request -- in an abandoned housing development site, and nothing much does, until she tries to climb out of one of the manholes -- and can't, because there's a woman's corpse blocking the way Calling her friend Detective David Alvarez, Tory convinces him that she should be involved in identifying the woman and possible suspects because she was hired by the city and won't get paid until the case is solved. Alvarez acquiesces and the duo once again teams up, combining their investigative and engineering skills to follow leads back to a twenty-year-old mystery involving city officials, the suicide of a Hispanic contractor and some of the richest families in El Paso, Texas.

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Disturbed by the city's rejection of her engineering report, Tory Travers (Engineered for Murder) revisits an abandoned housing project to check out its storm sewer system. There, she discovers the body of the bigoted city employee responsible for the property's condemnation years earlierÄand perhaps for the related death of the project's Hispanic contractor. Tory calls in the attractive detective with whom she has partnered in the past, and the two begin gathering cluesÄincluding connections to their last case. A constant undercurrent of sexual tension and dry humor accompanies these charmingly compulsive protagonists. Enjoyable reading for larger collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.