By Lois Schmitt
a zoo is a deadly place—a perfect
place for murder.
When the director of an extended Island zoo
is murdered by means of snake venom, Kristy
Farrell, former English instructor turned
wildlife reporter, takes a private interest
in the case. Her brother Tim, the zoo’s
curator in control of reptiles, is the leading
suspect. even if the proof is circumstantial,
Kristy is certain the homicide
detective, a formative years nemesis of her
brother, is out to border Tim.
Believing that the killer is one in every of her
brother’s colleagues, Kristy investigates
the inner politics and private relationships
at the zoo. As she delves into
each suspect’s existence, she uncovers weak
alibis and robust explanations, including
greed, blackmail, infidelity, and revenge.
The path leads her to a Greenwich Village
pet shop with a shady heritage, a radical
animal rights workforce, a natural world artwork exhibit
on lengthy Island’s notorious gold coast,
and a weird and wonderful animal public sale in rural
Ohio the place near to anything—dead
or alive—can be bought for the right
Meanwhile, the zoo is plagued with
accidents, a moment homicide happens, and
Kristy’s lifestyles is threatened. With everyone’s
nerves on part, Kristy races to find
the killer earlier than the killer moves again.