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Terror Town

Terror Town

An Abe Lieberman Mystery

Abe Lieberman (Volume 9)

Stuart M. Kaminsky

Forge Books




Carl Zwick is an aging Chicago Cubs baseball player. Sometimes he feels like he's spent his life hitting into double plays, but he's finally gotten onto the right track. Then tragedy strikes him out.

Anita Mills is a pretty single black mother just trying to get by. A random act of brutality in one of Chicago's rougher neighborhoods permanently ends her struggle.

Richard Allen Smith walks the streets of ChiTown saying God has sent him. He has an unusual, rather nasty way of getting converts to see the light.

What do these people have in common?

Nothing, it would seem, except they are all part of Detective Abe Lieberman's very long day. Lieberman, a sad, baggy-eyed spaniel of a man with the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon is trying his best to make his beloved Chicago a better place.

But when Lieberman and his partner, Bill Hanrahan, encounter these three very different situations they are find that there are ties that bind and ties that can cut a man's heart out. Abe Lieberman faces a Gordian knot that he must somehow untangle—and if he makes a mistake, someone very near to him could die.

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Chapter One

Eight months later

It's called Terror Town.

No one remembers how it got the name. Probably a cop, maybe a frightened resident.

The residents, almost all black, face the reality of drive-by shootings, prostitution,...


Praise for Terror Town

“Perhaps it is time to declare award-winning Stuart Kaminsky as the reigning monarch of excellent detective series.” —Midwest Book Review

“Stuart Kaminsky is hard to beat for a thoughtful, well-plotted, well-written mystery.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Kaminsky has the pro's knack of combining quirky people, succinct descriptions, an eye for detail, and dark humor to produce entertainment at its best.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Pacing a series is a tricky maintenance job. Move too fast, your hero loses credibility. Move too slowly, your readers get bored. Move just right, you produce DENIAL (Forge $23.95), the fourth book in Stuart M. Kaminsky's eccentric series about a Florida private investigator…” —Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review on Denial

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About the author

Stuart M. Kaminsky

Stuart M. Kaminsky is the Edgar Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Lew Fonesca, Inspector Rostnikov, and Abe Lieberman mystery series, which includes such titles as Not Quite Kosher, The Big Silence, and The Last Dark Place. He lives with his family in Sarasota, Florida.

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