Crusty old John Weston hires partners Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard to investigate both the death of his son, Wayne, and the disappearance of Wayne's wife and young daughter. Perry and Pritchard soon determine that Wayne - a PI like themselves - was doing surveillance jobs for Jeremiah Hubbard - 'Cleveland's answer to Donald Trump' - that ...Read MoreCrusty old John Weston hires partners Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard to investigate both the death of his son, Wayne, and the disappearance of Wayne's wife and young daughter. Perry and Pritchard soon determine that Wayne - a PI like themselves - was doing surveillance jobs for Jeremiah Hubbard - 'Cleveland's answer to Donald Trump' - that brought him into contact with Russian mobsters. The case heats up considerably when the detectives locate a Marine buddy of Wayne's, only for him to be shot by a sniper, dying in front of them. The action quickly shifts to South Carolina, as Perry follows a lead in his search for Wayne's daughter and wife. When he finds Julie Weston, she shows him a videotape her husband made of the Russian mobsters committing a murder, and soon they're both in danger when the very same mobsters come looking for the tape.Read Less
I enjoyed this book a lot. I have read all of his books. They kept me interested in the storyline, and wanting more.
Jan 28, 2010
"..from tonight..be kinder than necessary." Barrie
Investigator Wayne Watson has been found dead and his wife and six-year-old daughter missing. The police think it's murder suicide. However, Wayne's father doesn't believe it. He hires Lincoln Perry and his partner, Joe Pritchard, to investigate.
With good dialogue and interesting characters, Michael Koryta takes the reader on the trail as the detectives begin their query. They are surprised to find that Weston didn't seem to be working on any cases. Looking at his finances, they find that he seems to have been working for wealthy real estate developer, Jeremiah Hubbard. However, when they visit Hubbard, Hubbard is evasive and then offers them a bribe to drop the case.
This makes the detectives suspicious and intent to find what is going on. Then the investigation goes in directions that couldn't have been imagined. They find that there is a connection to Russians with underground ties.
The novel is well done and keeps the reader's attention throughout. The author provides a number of surprises to keep the reader guessing.
Apr 12, 2009
twists and turns
Kept me reading and surprising me to the end. Reminded me of Mickey Spillane's Kiss Me Deadly. He's someone to watch (and read ,of course)
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