Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 106.7 x 167.6 x 20.3mm | 113.4g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 076534789X
  • 9780765347893

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"Macklin is a creation of surprising depth and intelligence." - Booklist"
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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.
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53 ratings
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5 19% (10)
4 28% (15)
3 40% (21)
2 8% (4)
1 6% (3)
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