A New York Times Bestselling Author -- It was the silly season and a Monday at that, and California private investigator Kinsey Millhone was bogged down in a preliminary report on a fire claim. The last thing she needed was a bank notice in the mail recording an erroneous $5,000 deposit in her account. She listened to canned carols while waiting for a bank officer to clear up the snafu. Instead, he announced: "Somebody says you're on the take. " Suddenly, it clicked. It wasn't a mistake, it was a setup.