Drawing on rich dialogue and stunning mysteries that are as believable as they are horrifying, Laurie R. King's series have attracted national attention and praise. Her Edgar Award-winning style is fully evident in With Child, the gripping sequel to A Grave Talent. Slowly recovering from a paralyzing gunshot wound, Kate's companion, Lee, has moved out of their house, leaving the San Francisco detective bewildered and alone. During this enforced solitude, Kate agrees to take care of a precocious 12-year-old girl while her parents are on vacation. When the girl disappears, Kate begins a desperate search for clues to the young victim's whereabouts. Laurie R. King creates stories that rise far above the standard suspense fare. In With Child, the combination of personal dilemmas and a perilous search takes Kate Martinelli to the very edge of her strength and courage.