Dane Hartman. The Long Death (1981) (Dirty Harry #3) 172 pp. [pbo]
San Francisco Homicide Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan investigates the brutal rape and murder of Barbara Steinbrunner, a pretty UC Berkeley co-ed, whose battered naked body is found in the cellar of a ramshackle Victorian house that serves as the headquarters of Uhuru, a black liberation group. The group’s leader, Big Ed Mohamid, had helped Harry on an earlier case (as seen in the 1976 Clint Eastwood “Dirty Harry” film, The Enforcer), and was now generally regarded as community benefactor. Has the group turned to violent murder? Or are they being set up? Harry’s investigation takes him across the Bay to the Berkeley campus and other East Bay locations where, as usual, he leaves a trail of dead bodies in his wake and exposes a vicious white slavery ring.
Setting: San Francisco; Berkeley (University of California)