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Amos Walker, the quintessential hardboiled detective, is mortal after all. Jeff Starzek, an old friend who smuggles cigarettes for a living, saved Amos Walker's life, bringing him to a hospital after Walker took a bullet to the leg. A month later, Walker, still convalescing, gets a panicked phone call from Starzek's sister. Jeff is missing and the leads are few. One lead is Homeland Security agent H. Clemson. The Fed also seeks Starzek, whom he believes may be working for a counterfeiting operation with ties to terrorists. Though Walker doubts Starzek is a terrorist, he finds blank treasury paper at an evangelical church belonging to Starzek's brother. Then Starzek's brother disappears too. Back to square one, Walker follows his best hunch, driving Starzek's usual cigarette route along the Lake Huron shore, and finally gets a solid lead on the paper hangers. But before Walker can break the case, someone tries to shoot him-and he's accused of murder. In the end, Walker will need all of his fortitude to stay alive long enough to figure out who's doing what to whom, in time to save his friend's life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765328453
  • 9780765328458
  • 1,796,337

Review quote

"No one comes closer to capturing the spirit of the noir master [Raymond Chandler's] work than Estleman." --Associated Press"Estleman delivers gripping action and satisfying irony, further cementing the solitary, hard-boiled P.I.'s reputation for giving as good as he gets. The riveting chase scenes are tailor-made for the screen. " --Booklist No one comes closer to capturing the spirit of the noir master [Raymond Chandler's] work than Estleman. Associated Press Estleman delivers gripping action and satisfying irony, further cementing the solitary, hard-boiled P.I.'s reputation for giving as good as he gets. The riveting chase scenes are tailor-made for the screen. Booklist" No one comes closer to capturing the spirit of the noir master [Raymond Chandler's] work than Estleman. "Associated Press" Estleman delivers gripping action and satisfying irony, further cementing the solitary, hard-boiled P.I.'s reputation for giving as good as he gets. The riveting chase scenes are tailor-made for the screen. "Booklist"" "No one comes closer to capturing the spirit of the noir master [Raymond Chandler's] work than Estleman." "--Associated Press ""Estleman delivers gripping action and satisfying irony, further cementing the solitary, hard-boiled P.I.'s reputation for giving as good as he gets. The riveting chase scenes are tailor-made for the screen." "--Booklist"show more

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.show more

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94 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
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4 44% (41)
3 20% (19)
2 3% (3)
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