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Walker has made a lot of friends - and more than a few enemies - in his years as a detective in Detroit, but he finds more trouble than he expected when he agrees to grant the deathbed wish of Beryl Garnet, a successful madam, for her son to get her ashes when she's gone. Walker successfully locates her son in Canada, where he has been evading the law since protesting the Vietnam War in the 1960s, but no sooner has Walker settled back in Detroit that the news comes that Garnet's son is dead. Now Walker is the prime suspect. He has little choice but to find out who might have done the deed and tried to pin the blame on him...and in the process he discovers another murder, the one of 1940s boxer Curtis Smallwood, who happens to have been the dead man's father. Complicating matters, the two murders, fifty-three years apart, were committed with the very same gun. The same gun, in a place impossible for a gun to be.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 104.1 x 170.2 x 25.4mm | 113.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765343738
  • 9780765343734
  • 1,812,959

About Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman is the author of more than fifty novels, this being the seventeenth one featuring Amos Walker. Winner of 3 Shamus Awards for tales of Walker, 4 Golden Spur Awards, and 3 Western Heritage Awards, he is one of the finest storytellers in America. He lives with his wife, author Deborah Morgan, in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.
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"Loren D. Estleman makes his strongest stand for the pure, unvarnished glory of the classic American private eye in "Retro"."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Nobody does the hard-boiled private eye novel better than Loren D. Estleman."--"San Diego"" Union Tribune" on "Retro" "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
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