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Forced into early retirement by a bullet to the knee, ex-cop Fred Carver undertakes a missing persons case that quickly places him in mortal danger
When the criminal’s bullet shattered his knee, Fred Carver’s colleagues called him lucky. Between his pension and the insurance check, they said, he had a nice, easy retirement to look forward to. But Fred Carver would rather have his knee. His career finished, his marriage over, he takes a halfhearted stab at private detective work, and is already sick of it by the time he meets Edwina Talbot, a beautiful woman who wants him to find her dead lover.
Of course, Edwina doesn’t believe her lover is actually dead. Every piece of evidence at the crime scene pointed to suicide, but as far a she’s concerned her man is just missing and Fred Carver is going to bring him back. Carver wants nothing to do with it, but he can’t say no to a little adventure. Some men just aren’t built for taking it easy.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Lutz including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
'“The plotting is tight, the characterizations are sharp, the police work has an authentic feeling, and there is an ending that may make the reader gulp once or twice.” —The New York Times Book Review “A taut, suspenseful private eye novel . . . plenty of action and great local scenery.” —Publishers Weekly “Lutz has never written leaner prose, and the novel’s ending, especially the last sentence, is a delight.” —USA Today '
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller