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A Peter Strand Mystery
Adult Fiction
Pages: 144
Themes: financial investigation, arts charity, Chinese American, Native American, bi-racial
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 21/03/2017
Fry Reading Level: 4.8
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Peter Strand is half Chinese and half Cherokee and was adopted by an elderly white couple from Phoenix. Now he's a forensic accountant in San Francisco, where he's struggling with his identity.

When his employer asks him to investigate a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, Strand meets a cast of quirky characters who all seem to be hiding a secret. Peter soon finds evidence of a probable fraud, but when fraud leads to murder, he's drawn deeper into a murky mystery.

The Black Tortoise is the second book in the Peter Strand Mystery series.

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