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The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Kevin D. Mitnick,William L. Simon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-04
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780764538391
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Summary : The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief." Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Kevin D. Mitnick,William L. Simon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-10-11
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 0471237124
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Summary : The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief." Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Sergio Kokis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-05-01
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 9781770701151
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Summary : Where is reality to be found: at the surface of things or behind it? Max Willem, a young art student in Montreal at the end of the 1960s, becomes obsessed with outward appearances - with makeup, costume, and masks of all kinds. For him, outward reality, and in particular that of the opposite sex, is composed of many veils of illusion and artifice through which he must see if he is to feel fully alive. At the same time, Max discovers his exceptional talent for art forgery. Moving to New York, he becomes a tool in the hands of a powerful international ring dealing in forged art, and suffers from the loss of his own artistic integrity. Himself seduced as much a seducer, how can Max escape and redeem his artistic soul? In The Art of Deception, Sergio Kokis has written a novel about mystification and illusion. His exuberant narrative provides a caustic insight into the undersides of art and of love.

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : Leonard Goldberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-06-06
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781250101051
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Summary : 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice—Best Historical Mystery From USA Today and internationally bestselling author Leonard Goldberg comes The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, a new thrilling tale of the great detective’s daughter and her companion Dr. John Watson, Jr. as they investigate a murder at the highest levels of British society. 1914. Joanna Blalock’s keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly-skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely-tuned brain. But when she and her ten-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son, Dr. John Watson Jr. Impressed by her forensic skills, they invite her to become the third member of their investigative team. Caught up in a Holmesian mystery that spans from hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880, Joanna and her companions must devise an ingenious plan to catch a murderer in the act while dodging familiar culprits, Scotland Yard, and members of the British aristocracy. Unbeknownst to her, Joanna harbors a mystery of her own. The product of a one-time assignation between the now dead Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, the only woman to ever outwit the famous detective, Joanna has unwittingly inherited her parents’ deductive genius.

The Art of Deception and Rembrandt

The Art of Deception and Rembrandt
  • Author : Rachelle Ricks
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-29
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1734481714
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Summary : Ben, Roberta, Indy, Ralph and Diego couldn't be more opposite than the other, leading very different lifestyles. Most of them possess serious character flaws and all of them have quirks but they connect when a Rembrandt painting, lost for hundreds of years, suddenly surfaces. This leads Ben on a wild adventure as the shocking truth about Rembrandt's personal life unfolds. Meanwhile, Ben engages in a casual hook-up with Indy that leads to hilarious sex scenes. To complicate matters, mutual feelings develop, but emotions run high when a scandal erupts threatening their relationship.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Nicholas Capaldi,Miles Smit
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 1633885984
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Summary : Now reissued for contemporary readers, this entertaining primer on critical thinking has been teaching people to think and speak more clearly for more than four decades. Do you know when you're being deceived? Can you trust the information coming from Washington, the media, and the Internet? This classic work on critical thinking uses a novel approach to teach the basics of informal logic. On the assumption that "it takes one to know one," the authors have written the book from the point of view of someone who wishes to deceive, mislead, or manipulate others. Having mastered the art of deception, readers will then be able to detect the misuse or abuse of logic when they encounter it in others -- whether in a heated political debate or while trying to evaluate the claims of a persuasive sales person. Using a host of real-world examples, the authors show you how to win an argument, defend a case, recognize a fallacy, see through deception, persuade a skeptic, and turn defeat into victory. Whether you're evaluating a social media rumor or you just want to become more adept at making your points and analyzing others' arguments, The Art of Deception--now with an updated preface--will give you the intellectual tools to become a more effective thinker and speaker. Helpful exercises and discussion questions are also included.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Madison Taylor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-28
  • Total pages :102
  • ISBN : 1540704904
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Summary : The art of deception is an essential art to know to get through life. No, deception is not nice. You should not regularly engage in it. But deception is also a part of human nature that is very important. Deception can get you through a lot of situations and save from a lot of ego bruising. It can even preserve your relationships in some situations. Deception can also be bad. It can hurt you and those around you. It can limit your quality of life as you get deeper and deeper over your head. Knowing how to stop and prevent lying is just as important of an art as knowing how to lie well. Well, this book is your guide to the art of deception. This book will teach you how to use the art of deception to your advantage. It will show you how to lie convincingly. It will also show you the reverse side of deception: catching people who lie to you and preventing them from lying again. By the end of this book, you will be a master at deception and subterfuge and you will be the best liar and lie detector around. Read this book to learn all about lying to yourself and others, detecting when people lie, and preventing future lying from your loved ones. You will be a different person and a better communicator by the end of this guide. Transform your life with the essential art of deception today.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-06-15
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9781250834614
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Summary : A young woman finds herself caught up in international intrigue—and gets her heart stolen—in The Art of Deception from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, “the queen of romantic suspense” (The Columbus Dispatch). Adam Haines claims to be an admirer of Phillip Fairchild’s artistry, wishing to practice the craft as a student of the famous painter. Phillip’s daughter Kirby believes her father is blind to Adam’s flattery and suspects he’s hiding something. An attempt on Kirby’s life reveals the truth after Adam saves her. He’s an investigator seeking a missing Rembrandt painting and the trail leads to Phillip, who’s been known to traffic in forged and stolen art. Now, as Adam and Kirby risk their lives to protect her father and stop dangerous criminals, they also take a chance on the love that’s growing between them.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Irakly Shanidze
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-08
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 168203092X
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Summary : Photography is a lie. Just think about it: photographers create two-dimensional images that sometimes even lack color and then expect everyone who views the image to believe that this is how the subject and scene appeared in front of the lens, in real life. What is truly amazing is that people fall for the visual trickery readily, almost as if they want to be deceived. It gets better: people still believe that one can photograph only what is really there. In this book, Irakly Shanidze reveals the smoke and mirrors that the best photographers use to surprise, entertain, and inspire viewers. He explains that the individual features of photographer’s perception and technical limitations of his equipment make him do things that may eventually make a picture look very different from how a viewer would see the same scene with a naked eye and can lead to a ruined picture. Conversely, photographers who understand these phenomena can use the aforementioned "constraints” to deliberately adjust the level of truthfulness in their pictures. In each beautifully illustrated chapter, Shanidze discloses the photographic tools that enterprising photographers can use to create visual deception (e.g., to create a sense of dimension, create day-for-night effects, establish mood, simulate candid photographs, and generally suspend disbelief--without the time-consuming post-processing!). In doing so, he describes the image objectives (in other words, defines the image concepts) and introduces the tools needed to achieve them--whether a lens of a certain focal length, a light of a specific wattage, or a given shutter speed. He also deconstructs some of his favorite images to show readers how he was able to create a chiseled deception of his own. Armed with this book, photographers will learn to truly take the reins in their photographic pursuits and deliver supercharged, iconic, storytelling images.

Masters of Deception

Masters of Deception
  • Author : Al Seckel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1402705778
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Summary : Celebrates the use of optical illusion in art, presenting the importance and uniqueness of such work, discussing such artists as Salvador Dalâi, M.C. Sesher, and Istvâan Orosz.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Sergio Kokis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-05-01
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 1554886279
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Summary : Where is reality to be found: at the surface of things or behind it? Max Willem, a young art student in Montreal at the end of the 1960s, becomes obsessed with outward appearances - with makeup, costume, and masks of all kinds. For him, outward reality, and in particular that of the opposite sex, is composed of many veils of illusion and artifice through which he must see if he is to feel fully alive. At the same time, Max discovers his exceptional talent for art forgery. Moving to New York, he becomes a tool in the hands of a powerful international ring dealing in forged art, and suffers from the loss of his own artistic integrity. Himself seduced as much a seducer, how can Max escape and redeem his artistic soul? In The Art of Deception, Sergio Kokis has written a novel about mystification and illusion. His exuberant narrative provides a caustic insight into the undersides of art and of love.

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception
  • Author : Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-01-16
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780307544988
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Summary : “The hottest sleuth to appear in children’s books since Nancy Drew” (The Boston Globe) is back! Don’t miss the eighth book in the series that’s been described as “a combination of Carl Hiaasen’s Flush and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books” (School Library Journal) and hailed as “nonstop whodunits” (Kirkus Reviews)! The artsy crowd thinks Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve showing up at a fancy reception in high-tops. But when she tackles a robber who’s brandishing a gun with one hand and pulling paintings from the wall with the other, they’re glad she has nerve. Or are they? Sammy may have stopped one criminal, but the real crime at this show has yet to be discovered. The real crime is more subtle, more artful, than anything Sammy’s ever seen. Who knew art could be so dangerous? Praise for the Sammy Keyes series: “If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She’s feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator!” —New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton “The sleuth delights from start to finish. Keep your binoculars trained on Sammy Keyes.” —Publishers Weekly “The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” —Midwest Children’s Book Review

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Brad Honeycutt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-10-07
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781607347965
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Summary : From the world’s greatest master illusion artists, including Guido Moretti, Tracy Lee Stum, Vladimir Kush, Rob Gonsalves and Bev Doolittle, to Istvan Orosz, John Langdon, Scott Kim, Oscar Reutersvard, and Donald "Rusty" Rust, THE ART OF DECEPTION is not just an ordinary collection of optical illusions. Author Brad Honeycutt has collected 200 of the finest deceptive images ever assembled that will excite both novices and long-time fans of illusion art. The spectrum spans from classic optical illusions to art that is "made real from the impossible." This collection includes famous paintings, stunning photographs, and computer enhanced visual eye treats that will make your mind's eye blink twice . . . and then smile. Every image was handpicked to feature a specific segment of the illusory spectrum that has one sole purpose--to illustrate the best artistic presentation possible. With commentary by the artists about their vision and techniques, this is an extraordinary book on the art and science of the illusion.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Elizabeth Ironside
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-18
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 9781788630238
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Summary : A spell-binding story of greed, love and murder. Nicholas Ochterlonie thinks himself the most conventional of Englishmen, content to live on his private income and dabble in art history. If only his wife had not decided to leave him, he might have remained just that. But she did, and he finds himself on his own in London the night he rescues Julian Bennet from a mugger. Beautiful, mysterious and threatened by dangers Nicholas cannot even begin to understand, Julian draws him into her terrifying world where hot money and the Russian Mafia mix in a murderous cocktail. Then Julian’s world and his meet when his speculations about whether a painting is a forgery make him a bitter enemy. The result is murder. Praise for Elizabeth Ironside ‘Excellent local colour and culture, good adventure and an admirable denouement’ Marcel Berlins ‘She joins those few mystery writers you unreservedly look forward to reading ... a thoroughly satisfying psychological thriller’ Harriet Waugh, Spectator ‘A fine, stylish book to be savoured’ James Melville ‘Superbly handled ... a masterly example of classic crime fiction’ Birmingham Post ‘A spell-binding story of love, murder and deception’ Coventry Evening Telegraph ‘Enticing murder mystery’ Manchester Evening News

Fake?

Fake?
  • Author : Mark Jones,Paul T. Craddock,Nicolas Barker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990-01-01
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 0520070879
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Summary : Describes the methods used to make artistic, literary, documentary, and political forgeries and the recent scientific advances in their detection. Includes over 600 objects from the British Museum and many other major collections, from ancient Babylonia to the present day.

The Arts of Deception

The Arts of Deception
  • Author : James W. Cook,Assistant Professor of History and American Culture James W Cook
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :314
  • ISBN : 0674004574
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Summary : Ingenious automatons which appeared to think on their own. Dubious mermaids and wild men who resisted classification. Elegant sleight-of-hand artists who routinely exposed the secrets of their trade. These were some of the playful forms of fraud which astonished, titillated, and even outraged nineteenth-century America's new middle class, producing some of the most remarkable urban spectacles of the century. In The Arts of Deception, James W. Cook explores this distinctly modern mode of trickery designed to puzzle the eye and challenge the brain. Championed by the "Prince of Humbug," P. T. Barnum, these cultural puzzles confused the line between reality and illusion. Upsetting the normally strict boundaries of value, race, class, and truth, the spectacles offer a revealing look at the tastes, concerns, and prejudices of America's very first mass audiences. We are brought into the exhibition halls, theaters, galleries, and museums where imposture flourished, and into the minds of the curiosity-seekers who eagerly debated the wonders before their eyes. Cook creates an original portrait of a culture in which ambiguous objects, images, and acts on display helped define a new value system for the expanding middle class, as it confronted a complex and confusing world.

The Art of Deception in Warfare

The Art of Deception in Warfare
  • Author : Michael Dewar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989-01-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0715392220
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Summary : Looks at the theory and practices of military deception (camouflage, concealment, propaganda) and gives examples of these from history

Polymer Clay Gemstones-The Art of Deception

Polymer Clay Gemstones-The Art of Deception
  • Author : Kim Schlinke,Randee M. Ketzel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10
  • Total pages :203
  • ISBN : 098003129X
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Summary : This is not your ordinary how-to book! Austin TX based authors and polymer clay artists Kim Schlinke and Randee M. Ketzel artfully mix a clever mystery with 20 how-to projects that show step-by step photographs and instructions to create your own "ancient artifacts." These polymer clay masterpieces are beautiful enough to grace a museum collection-or yours! At 206 pages, this lavishly photographed book is stuffed with a multitude of projects that can be done just as presented with highly detailed step-by-step instruction, or used as starting points to make faux gems for use in all sorts of designs. Priced retail at $30, the hefty book's how-to projects weigh in at the mere cost of $1.50 each. Animal lovers will be pleased to note that our authors also give us the secrets of making replicas of ivory and tiger claw that involve no cruelty towards elephants or wild cats whatsoever! Projects featured in this compendium include: Celtic Bronze Fibula, Navajo Silver Pendant, Art Nouveau Golden Gingko Brooch, Carnelian Choker of Ancient Rome, Amethyst Cabochons and Nugget Beads, Amethyst Silver Art Nouveau Pendant, Black Opal Cabochons, Barbarian Bracelet, Chrysoprase Cabochons (A and B Grade), Hammered Cuff Bracelet, Ancient Limestone Fossil Pebbles, Cycladic Goddess, Leopardskin Jasper, Primitive Pebble Bracelet, Faux Twigs, Fantastical Forgeries Bracelet, Blue Lace Agate Tile Bracelet, Copper & Rhodochrosite Tiered Necklace, Snowflake Jades, Qin Dynasty Bangles, Amber Caravan Necklace, Primeval Coral Rock Hound Necklace, Ammolite Cabochons, Gothic Revival Pendant, Victorian Mourning Brooch, Faux Tiger Claw, Victorian Raj Brooch, Faux Tiffany Glass Scarabs, Faux Ivory Cuff Bracelet Find out how it is all done-and "who done it"-along with our intrepid protagonists, Parker and Peele. "What is this stuff?" wondered Parker, and her companion pointed her umbrella to the drawings that plastered the walls. "The raw materials for the best forgeries ever seen" replied her friend. "This is where they were created." Together they examined the drawings, exclaiming softly as they recognized several objects from the Museum. Parker picked up one of the colorful lumps and frowned. "What is this, Peele? It's soft like clay, but I've never seen these colors before." "No," said her friend, "nor have I-at least in this form. I suspect it requires a catalyst of some type to render it into the false gems-ah, here!" Peele uncovered an array of electric ovens. "Heat-how charming. This must be some type of polymer, which, when brought to the proper temperature, then hardens. I have heard rumors. Could become just about anything, in skilled hands."

The Art Of Deception

The Art Of Deception
  • Author : Peter Martin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-29
  • Total pages :326
  • ISBN : 1715718178
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Summary : For most women, a positive pregnancy test would bring joy. But for Angie, it marks the beginning of a nightmare that will bring heartbreak and despair. All too aware of the dire consequences she faces, she knows she never should have gotten pregnant in the first place. Her husband doesn't know the family secret that killed her mother and overshadows his happiness at becoming a father - and Angie isn't going to be the one to tell him. As her marriage and her life begin to fall apart, can Angie overcome her demons and find peace. And is there something even she doesn't know?

The Art and Science of Military Deception

The Art and Science of Military Deception
  • Author : Hy Rothstein,Barton Whaley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-01
  • Total pages :606
  • ISBN : 9781608075515
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Summary : It is said that deception among people in a civilized society is something to be loathed even though it seems to be part of human nature; but deception in war is a virtue. Properly designed and executed, stratagems reduce the horrific costs of war. This book is a comprehensive collection of classic articles on deception, hand-picked and expertly introduced by well-known experts on military deception. The purpose of this book is to set in motion a renaissance for using deception as an instrument of statecraft. The various sections are designed to cumulatively provide sufficient breadth and depth on the subject to satisfy both the novice as well as the expert. Packed with expert commentary, interesting background information, and original readings, this book provides the reader with sufficient knowledge to pursue General Eisenhower’s vision for the proper role of deception in support of the national interest.

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Ridley Pearson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-08-01
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781401398385
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Summary : Seattle police psychologist Daphne Mathews has her hands full with a pregnant, addicted, runaway teenager, a murder victim's brother whose strange behavior unnerves her, and a deputy sheriff she once treated who's now stalking her. She's frightened enough to move in with Detective John LaMoia, a development that doesn't exactly thrill Lou Boldt, their boss and Daphne'sex-lover. But Lou's too busy with his own cases to brood over John and Daphne: the recent disappearances of two local women, and the death of Billy Chen, the nephew of Mama Lu, an old friend and a powerful figure in Seattle's Chinese community, which appeared to be an accident but turns out to have been murder.The only thing the disappearances and murder have in common is location; all three victims were last seen in a part of downtown built over the Underground, a dark and dangerous warren of buildings abandoned after the fire that leveled Seattle more than a hundred years ago. While Seattle's Underground has been the setting for several mysteries by other authors (Earl Emerson, J.A. Jance), Pearson makes the most of its creepy-crawly atmosphere in a gripping thriller whose solid plotting pulls all of Daphne's, LaMoia's, and Boldt's cases together. It also wisely reconfigures the personal relationships among the three central characters, which bodes well for their future adventures in this long-running series (Middle ofNowhere, The Pied Piper). --Jane Adams