Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Next One to Fall

The Next One to Fall
by Hilary Davidson

Hilary Davidson follows her award winning debut novel with another page-turner. Travel writer, Lily Moore, goes to Machu Picchu with her best friend, photographer Jesse Robb. Jesse's purpose in taking Lily to Peru is twofold. One, it might help Lily deal with her grief over the death of her sister. Two, they may be able to collaborate on a series of travel articles. He thinks that his photos along with Lily's articles will produce winners. At Machu Picchu Jesse and Lily overhear a couple arguing. A woman screams and Jesse and Lily rush to help her. They find her sprawled across the bottom step of one of the ancient stone staircases. Jesse goes for help and Lily stays behind to comfort the woman. Just before she dies the woman tells Lily who pushed her. The police see the needle tracks on the dead woman?s arms and view her as an addict. They dismiss her claim that someone pushed her and rule the death as accidental. Lily doesn't agree and pursues her own investigation through the streets of Cusco and among the wealthy of Lima. Davidson paints a vivid picture of the "lost city of the Incas". I have been to Machu Picchu and her descriptions bring to mind the days I spent walking among the limestone temples and up and down the staircases. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Lyn Hamilton, Elly Griffiths and Dana Cameron.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

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