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!
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 106 x 171 x 19.05mm | 131.54g
- 02 Dec 2008
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Loren D. Estleman is a master. He is one of my heroes. If you love the classic private-eye novel and haven't met Amos Walker, man, you are in for a treat." - Harlan Coben"
About Loren D. Estleman
Loren D. Estleman is the author of more than fifty novels (all of which were written on a manual typewriter), including the private eye Amos Walker series. His novels include Retro, City of Widows, and Little Black Dress, a Peter Macklin novel. His work has earned him three Shamus Awards, four Golden Spur Awards, and three Western Heritage Awards thus far. He currently resides in Michigan with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.