Little Black Dress
Loren Estleman, the author of the Amos Walker noir masterpieces, proves once again he is a master of the form, delivering a superb crime drama starring gritty ex-hit man anti-hero Peter Macklin. In the fifth novel featuring Macklin, our conflicted protagonist performs a precise balancing act between his dark, murderous past and a promising, comfortable future with his beautiful young bride Laurie. Once a loner by necessity of his grisly trade, Macklin had to worry only about his own well-being. Now Macklin has to adjust to married life, a lack of privacy, a new mother-in-law, and, stickiest of all, his mother-in-law's boyfriend, who moonlights as a spotter for a gang of armed robbers. Macklin finds out once more that being a contract killer isn't a job people get to retire from with pension plans and fishing rods; the price of retirement may be a bloody showdown with the boyfriend's gang in a bookstore, with the lives of his loved ones hanging in the balance.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 106.7 x 167.6 x 20.3mm | 113.4g
- 02 Jan 2007
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"Macklin is a creation of surprising depth and intelligence." - Booklist"
About Loren D. Estleman
Loren D. Estleman has written more than fifty novels. In his illustrious career his fiction has already netted 4 Shamus Awards, 4 Golden Spur Awards, and 3 Western Heritage Awards. He lives with his wife, author Deborah Morgan, in central Michigan.