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Wright, L. R., Fall From Grace

It's midsummer and murderously hot in British Columbia. For the vacationing Karl Alberg, that becomes more than a metaphor when he discovers a body on the beach, fresh from a fatal plunge into the waves. Back home in the town of Sechelt, where Alberg is the chief of police, the heat is bringing out the crazies, most recently a tribe of violent rednecks loony enough to make Alberg yearn a little for his days as a big-city cop.