Hardboiled detective Amos Walker returns for his nineteenth outing in his most challenging case yet. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller wants Walker to break off his daughter's engagement to Hilary Bairn, a man Fuller believes is after her two million dollar trust. Walker breaks into Bairn's apartment, only to be ambushed by cops. A murder has taken place, and the victim is Fuller's daughter. Walker and the cops assume that Bairn is the murderer, but Walker has no idea what he is getting into. Walker is led to a meeting with a casino owner, who tells him Bairn owed money to a loan shark. The loan shark tells Walker that he is not the only one after Bairn. Soon, Walker finds himself on the run from crooked cops and vile gangsters. Every time Walker thinks he's solved the case, he finds out he is further from the truth than when he started. This case will take all of Walker's cunning, and will prove to be his greatest trial ever!
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 210.8 x 335.3 x 25.4mm | 362.88g
- 03 Apr 2007
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
American Detective is the most exciting, gritty novel yet in Loren Estleman's strong-selling, critically acclaimed Amos Walker hardboiled series. This time, the tough Detroit detective starts out trying to get to the bottom of the murder of the daughter of former Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller, and winds up discovering an illegal-immigrant smuggler and worse yet, an international organ-legging conspiracy. In classic Walker fashion, our witty, self-deprecating hero crosses paths with corrupt cops and ruthless gangsters, and, as always, treads on dangerous ground to get his man.
About Loren D. Estleman
Loren D. Estleman has written more than fifty novels, this being the nineteenth featuring Amos Walker. In his illustrious career in fiction he has thus far netted 4 Shamus Awards, 5 Golden Spur Awards, and 3 Western Heritage Awards. He lives with his wife, author Deborah Morgan, in Central Michigan.