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Peter Strand is half Chinese and half Cherokee and was adopted by an elderly white couple from Phoenix. Now he's a forensic accountant in San Francisco, where he's struggling with his identity. When his employer asks him to investigate a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, Strand meets a cast of quirky characters who all seem to be hiding a secret. Peter soon finds evidence of a probable fraud, but when fraud leads to murder, he's drawn deeper into a murky mystery. The Black Tortoise is the second book in the Peter Strand Mystery series.

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Ronald Tierney

Ronald Tierney's The Stone Veil introduced semi-retired, Indianapolis-based private investigator "Deets" Shanahan. The book was a finalist in St. Martin Press' "Best First Private Eye Novel" competition, and nominated for the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award for "Best First Novel." Killing Frost is the eleventh in the Shanahan series. Until recently, Tierney lived in San Francisco, the setting for the Paladino-Lang series and a new novella, The Blue Dragon, which was just released. The Black Tortoise is due out in 2017. Tierney, who now lives in Palm Springs, was founding editor of NUVO Newsweekly, an Indianapolis alternative weekly, and the editor of a San Francisco monthly. For more information visit www.ronaldtierney.com. Also visit http://lifedeathandfog.blogspot.com for posts on crime fiction and films, and occasional rants. For more information, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Tierney

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