A wasteland of strangers

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Set in an isolated town in Northern California, A Wasteland of Strangers begins with the arrival of John Faith in Pomo. Who is he? Why has he come here now, during the off-season when there is nothing to do but get into trouble? What is it he wants? His arrival is surrounded by questions; his staying clothed in threats; his leaving fondly desired by almost all who cross paths with him. Everyone has an opinion of him; only a few of them are favorable. For everyone he helps, there are two who question his motives, who see danger to themselves and their way of life in his continued presence in their town. And then, when a beautiful, lonely woman is brutally slaughtered after spending some time with him, Faith is the prime and logical suspect. Discovering the identity of the killer becomes as important to Faith as it is to anyone else...except the murderer.
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subject_facetCalifornia, Northern -- Fiction
City and town life -- California, Northern -- Fiction
City and town life -- Fiction
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Mystery fiction
Strangers -- Fiction
title_displayA wasteland of strangers
title_fullA wasteland of strangers / Bill Pronzini
Wasteland of Strangers [electronic resource] Pronzini, Bill.
title_shortA wasteland of strangers
topic_facetCity and town life
Electronic books
Strangers