Susan Dunlap. Sudden Exposure (1996) 280 pp.
Where else but in Berkeley, could naked protesters, competing health
clubs, and ex-sixties radicals add up to murder? During a protest of the
recent city ordinance against nudity, police detective Jill Smith is called
in to put a stop to a slew of naked protesters. While she’s at it, she
meets the founder of a local gym, who complains of vandalism, and suspects
that the culprit is a hostile ex-sixties radical who owns a competing health
club. Jill starts to investigate, but the case takes a drastic turn when
the gym founder is shot at point-blank range. Jill must solve a mystery
involving politics, murder—and nudity.