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The splintered paddle : an Ava Rome mystery

Author: Mark Troy
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Waikiki, Hawaii. Golden sunshine. Waving palm trees. Sparkling water. To Hawaiians, it's a guiding principle the law of the splintered paddle; to private eye Ava Rome, it's a calling to protect the defenseless. Jenny Mordan is a working gilr who falls victim to a police detective's harassment. She turns to Ava Rome for help, Ava devises a plan to take the detective down. Cassie Sands is a teenager who, failing to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Troy
ISBN: 9781432828592 1432828592
OCLC Number: 857979565
Description: 303 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Mark Troy.

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Waikiki, Hawaii. Golden sunshine. Waving palm trees. Sparkling water. To Hawaiians, it's a guiding principle the law of the splintered paddle; to private eye Ava Rome, it's a calling to protect the defenseless. Jenny Mordan is a working gilr who falls victim to a police detective's harassment. She turns to Ava Rome for help, Ava devises a plan to take the detective down. Cassie Sands is a teenager who, failing to find acceptance at home, seeks refuge with a marijuana grower. Ava finds the girl and returns her to her father after taking the grower down. Norman Traxler did ten years in San Quentin nurturing his hatred of Ava Rome, the young MP who took him doen for assaulting a prostitute. Afte his release, he stalks Ava, fueled by his desire to take everything away from her.

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