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Runoff (August Riordan Series) Mark Coggins

Runoff (August Riordan Series)

Mark Coggins

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August Riordan--private investigator, jazz bass player, smart ass with a foolish heart--is going to find out. Hes been hired by Leonora Lee, the all-powerful Dragon Lady of San Franciscos Chinatown, to investigate the results of the citys recentMoreAugust Riordan--private investigator, jazz bass player, smart ass with a foolish heart--is going to find out. Hes been hired by Leonora Lee, the all-powerful Dragon Lady of San Franciscos Chinatown, to investigate the results of the citys recent mayoral election. It seems the Dragon Ladys candidate failed to even carry the Chinese precincts, and shes convinced that someone must have rigged the outcome by hacking the citys newly installed touch-screen voting machines.A runoff between the two remaining candidates is days away, but it takes Riordan mere hours to find the Director of Elections dead in his office. A visit to the offices of Columbia Voting Systems--the suppliers of the citys touch-screen machines--results in another corpse. A wide range of political interests share a stake in the election, so Riordans got plenty of suspects.But when the Dragon Ladys beautiful daughter is attacked after giving Riordan a goodnight kiss, it starts to get personal. Soon, Riordan is in a race not only against the runoff deadline, but against powerful political movers and shakers, Chinatown gang members, and crazed anarchists, with only his techno-savvy, cross-dressing friend Chris to help.The cost of fixing an election runs to as many lives as it does dollars, and if Riordan isnt careful, the price for un-fixing it may be more than he can afford ...Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Mystery/Suspense category.