A Running Duck

Paula Gosling

14 December 2017
286 pages


Clare Randell has a problem with her boyfriend and a lazy San Francisco Sunday to think it over. That’s the Sunday she helps a passing stranger pick up the papers he’s dropped from his briefcase.
From then on Clare’s problems got bigger and more dangerous. Someone puts a hole in her arm with a silenced gun in a crowded street. Is it the same someone who put the bomb in her apartment? The cop assigned to her case is Lieutenant Malchek, an ex-Vietnam sniper who now specialises in hit-men and contract killers. Maybe the man who dropped the papers was someone special. Maybe he's got Clare on his list.

This is a writer who always entertains
Super, swift-sure characterisation, pace, high local colour: Paula Gosling has all the gifts