Much like author Loren D. Estleman, private detective Amos Walker has long been reluctant to embrace technology; it was not until recently that Walker got his first cell phone. Now, in "Infernal Angels," Walker is hired to do a twenty-first century job recovering stolen HDTV converter boxes. Before long, the case turns old-school: All the suspects and the man who lost the boxes are murdered, and Walker ends up working with both the local police and the feds of Detroit. The converter boxes were being used to smuggle high-grade heroin that's been killing off junkies left and right, and it's up to Walker to track down the missing dope and the person behind the trail of dead bodies. Old friends and even older enemies will resurface before this story is done, and Walker will have to take a few beatings if he wants to bring the drug smugglers to justice. This old dog still has a few new tricks, and there hasn't been a case yet that Walker couldn't crack."
- Paperback | 270 pages
- 139.7 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
- 02 Jul 2013
- New York, United States
Estleman proves conclusively that there's plenty of life left in the contemporary hard-boiled subgenre. "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Left-Handed Dollar" The latest Walker novel features all the selling points that have made the series a touchstone for fans of hard-boiled crime fiction: irrepressible tough-guy dialogue, great plotting, vibrant Detroit milieu, and a hero who has whiskey on his breath and nicotine stains on his fingers. "Booklist on The Left-Handed Dollar" Estleman's latest intricate and wholly enjoyable yarn is peppered with mob lore, Detroit history, and the ever-present one-liners. It is sure to please fans of urban mysteries as well as classic detective genre devotees. Strongly recommended. "Library Journal on The Left-Handed Dollar" Estleman, one of America's best crime novelists, has produced a well-plotted, hard-boiled tale that's rife with mayhem and murder. "Lansing State Journal on The Left-Handed Dollar" Estleman delivers some outstanding stuff on the hazards of the profession, including a bone-chilling stakeout on a lonely lake in the dead of night, that could come only from an old pro. "The New York Times Book Review on American Detective" Estleman turns Amos Walker loose in a plot and it's pure private eye all the way. In a great tradition, the gumshoe with an attitude. No one does it better. Elmore Leonard, bestselling author of Get Shorty on American Detective Loren D. Estleman is one of a handful of candidates for the title of true heir to Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald. He is a great 'American Detective' writer. Max Allan Collins, bestselling author of Road to Perdition on American Detective Estleman's prose is as gritty and compelling as ever as he lets fly razor-sharp dialogue, brings the Motor City to life and combines a whodunit plot with traditional noir action. "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on American Detective" Normally I'm a voracious plot reader, burning through the pages for the action, but here, though the plot is nicely twisty, I'm more than happy to slow down enough to take in the scenery, colored by Amos' snappy comebacks and observations based on the bigger half of a life lived in other people's problems. Highly recommended. "GumshoeReview.com on American Detective""
About Author Loren D Estleman
LOREN D. ESTLEMAN is the author of more than seventy novels. He has won four Shamus Awards, five Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, and the Owen Wister Life Achievement Award, among others. He lives with his wife, author Deborah Morgan, in central Michigan.