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The Black Tortoise
By (author): Ronald Tierney
9781459812406 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators San Francisco Mar 21, 2017
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.75 x 7.25 x 0.35 in | 140 gr 144 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C103214 Orca Book Publishers Rapid Reads
Follow the money.

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.

Ronald Tierney has been nominated for the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and Booklist describes his series featuring semi-retired private investigator “Deets” Shanahan as “packed with new angles and delights.” Before writing mysteries, Tierney was founding editor of NUVO, an Indianapolis alternative newspaper, and the editor of several other periodicals. Ronald lives in San Francisco, where he continues to write. For more information, visit

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