Orchid Blues

By: Stuart Woods

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Holly is on her way to be married to Jackson Oxenhandler, her steady beau, when her wedding day is shattered by a serious crime that takes place very close to home. A highly disciplined team of men hit a bank in Orchid Beach, Florida, and the waves from this robbery nearly capsize Holly's life. She vows to find these men -- who have been careful enough to leave nothing behind except the corpse of a bank customer -- and quickly, she discovers evidence that leads her into the midst of what appears to be a politically motivated clan. Her father, Ham, a retired army chief master sergeant, is her ticket into this strange world, and what Ham finds there stuns both Holly and her FBI contact, Harry Crisp.

Holly and Ham find themselves sucked into a whirlpool of crazed criminality and, in the end, the FBI can do little to help them. This time, Holly, Ham, and Daisy are on their own, and they wouldn't have it any other way.

Title: Orchid Blues

Author Name: Stuart Woods

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Putnam: 2001

ISBN Number: 0399147772

ISBN Number 13: 9780399147777

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 000192

Description: Orchid Blues marks the return of one of the most engaging new heroines of suspense, small-town chief of police Holly Barker, a young woman Entertainment Weekly called "tough and tightlipped [and] fun to watch" when she was introduced in Orchid Beach a few years ago. In this second adventure, Holly and her extraordinary Doberman, Daisy, track a very unusual band of thieves.