by Peter Lovesey
1992 / 327 pages
read by Simon Prebble 10h 47m
Rating: B+ / crime – police procedural
Peter Diamond, working as a security guard after retirement from the police department, finds a young Japanese girl abandoned in the department store where he is now employed. Diamond takes an interest and a short time later is found working with the girl who has not been claimed and is apparently autistic – she’s living at a home for special needs children.
Meanwhile, somewhere in the US, a pharmaceutical company is going through some changes. The eldest son does not want to take over the business but goes to Vienna to negotiate and ends up with the business. >>>>MORE (no spoilers) >>>>