I went looking for my missing Steve Perry books to no avail. Elsbeth even called something like 15 different used bookstores and only found one of the books I wanted. I called Heather about having her hunt for my books in used bookstores in CA. She suggested that I go ahead and just order them online and if I can find them locally, cancel the online orders. I thought about it and decided that it would be less painful for me (and everyone around me) if I did that. So, I did. My Steve Perry books are now winging their to me.
However, on the good side of things, while I was looking for the Steve Perry books, I did find Frank Herbert's "The Jesus Incident" - the first in a trilogy that I've been looking for forever. All I'm missing from that trilogy now is "The Ascension Factor." So, go me!