Inconsistent psychic Leda Foley and Seattle detective Grady Merritt return to solve the case of a missing couple in this sequel to the “delightful” (TheNew York Times Book Review) mystery Grave Reservations.
When psychic travel agent Leda Foley is approached by a man searching for his sister, she quickly agrees to help. The missing woman disappeared with a vintage orange car, a fat sack of her employer’s cash, and a grudge against her philandering husband—a man who never even reported her missing.
Meanwhile, Seattle PD detective Grady Merritt has temporarily misplaced his dog. While he’s passing out bright pink “Lost” flyers at the Mount Rainier visitor’s center, the wayward pooch appears—with a human leg in his mouth.
Thanks to DNA matching, Grady learns that the leg has something to do with Leda’s new client, and soon the two cases are tangled.
Theories abound, but law enforcement is low on leads. Lucky for Grady, Leda has a few ideas that might just be crazy enough to work. They’ll need one yellow dog, a fair share of teamwork, and perhaps a bit of Klairvoyant Karaoke to piece the clues together in this “undeniable treat” (Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author) of a mystery.
Cherie Priest is the author of two dozen books and novellas, including the horror novel The Toll, acclaimed gothic Maplecroft, and the award-winning Clockwork Century series, beginning with Boneshaker. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, and she won the Locus Award for best horror novel. Her books have been translated into nine languages in eleven countries. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and a menagerie of exceedingly photogenic pets.
Publisher: Atria Books (November 15, 2022)
Length: 320 pages
Raves and Reviews
“Quirky Leda and ever-patient Grady share a warm, hilarious rapport as they unravel this pair of well-constructed mysteries, and Priest offers an engaging ode to her hometown. Pure frothy fun.” —Booklist
“This lighthearted mystery with its travel agent/psychic and her occasional, unofficial partner is a good choice for cozy mystery lovers, animal lovers, and fans of the author. Recommended.” —Library Journal
“[L]ively… the investigations proceed in surprising and ultimately highly satisfying directions. The dynamic between Generation-X Leda and the staid Grady, a widower, is friendly and realistic.” —Publishers Weekly
“Psychic Leda Foley and Detective Grady Merritt are my new favorite unlikely investigative duo. Capturing Seattle and the eccentricity of its characters perfectly, Cherie Priest’s Flight Risk is an undeniable treat.”—Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of The Date from Hell
"Cherie Priest has delivered another winner! Funny, clever, and comically gruesome, this book is an absolute delight. Leda is officially my favorite psychic investigator!" —Diana Rowland, author of the Kara Gillian series
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