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American Detective

An Amos Walker Novel

Amos Walker Novels

Loren Estleman

Forge Books

Hardboiled detective Amos Walker returns for his nineteenth outing in his most challenging case yet. Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller wants Walker to break off his daughter's engagement to Hilary Bairn, a man he believes is after her two million dollar trust. Walker goes to Bairn's apartment, only to be ambushed by cops. A murder has taken place, and the victim is Fuller's daughter. Walker and the cops assume that Bairn is the murderer, but Walker has no idea what he is getting into.
Walker is led to a meeting with a casino owner, who tells him Bairn owed money to a loan shark. The loan shark tells Walker that he is not the only one after Bairn.  Soon Walker finds himself on the run from crooked cops and vile gangsters. Every time Walker thinks he's solved the case, he finds out he is farther from the truth than when he started. This case will take all of Walker's cunning, and will prove to be his greatest trial ever!

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Chapter One The driveway was white stone, like a spill of salt between polished granite posts. A square of teal-colored lawn lay on either side, with furniture arranged on it in suites no decorator would approve: sectional sofas next to six-burner ranges, gold-plated bathroom fixtures among patio chairs carefully lichened with blobs of verdigris, stereo components deployed on top of plate-glass aquariums with no fish inside. A life-size statue of the property's owner cast in bronze stood on a carved mound with one foot raised, winding up to pitch a baseball. With a realtor's red-white-and-blue
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American Detective is the most exciting, gritty novel yet in Loren Estleman's strong-selling, critically acclaimed Amos Walker hardboiled series. This time, the tough Detroit detective starts out trying to get to the bottom of the murder of the daughter of former Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller, and winds up discovering an illegal-immigrant smuggler and worse yet, an international organ-legging conspiracy. In classic Walker fashion, our witty, self-deprecating hero crosses paths with corrupt cops and ruthless gangsters, and, as always, treads on dangerous ground to get his man.
American Detective is the most exciting, gritty novel yet in Loren Estleman's strong-selling, critically acclaimed Amos Walker hardboiled series. This time, the tough Detroit detective starts out trying to get to the bottom of the murder of the daughter of former Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller, and winds up discovering an illegal-immigrant smuggler and worse yet, an international organ-legging conspiracy. In classic Walker fashion, our witty, self-deprecating hero crosses paths with corrupt cops and ruthless gangsters, and, as always, treads on dangerous ground to get his man.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Loren Estleman

  • Loren D. Estleman has written more than fifty novels, this being the nineteenth featuring Amos Walker. In his illustrious career in fiction he has thus far netted 4 Shamus Awards, 5 Golden Spur Awards, and 3 Western Heritage Awards. He lives with his wife, author Deborah Morgan, in Central Michigan.
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