Ireneo D. Gangcuanango. Beyond Golden Gate Bridge (2000) 184 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “San Francisco, or the so-called ‘Baghdad by the Bay,’ is haunted by suicides—nine hundred and ten at last count, according to Inspector Theodore Vidal. And that is far too many for his tastes [sic]. Aside from the suicides on the bridge, Vidal begins to investigate other suicides that have occurred around the country—from Michigan to Oregon. These supposed suicides, however, are tainted by the means of death. The deceased—or are they victims?—all leave traces of strange chemical compounds in death’s wake. The plot thickens when Vidal and his sidekick, Adele Whitney, begin investigating a certain group of doctors …”