Marcia Muller. Locked In (2009) 281 pp.
Publishers description: Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. Since the late-night attack occurred at her agencys offices, the natural conclusion was that it was connected to one of the firms cases. As Sharon lies in her hospital bed, furiously trying to break out of her bodys prison and discover her attackers identity, all the members of her agency fan out to find the reason she was assaulted. Meanwhile, Sharon becomes a locked-in detective, evaluating the clues from her staffs separate investigations and discovering unsettling truths that could put her life in jeopardy again. As the case draws to a shocking conclusion, her husband, Hy, must decide whether or not to surrender to his own violent past and exact fatal vengeance on Sharons would-be killer.
Setting: San Francisco