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An Amos Walker Novel

Amos Walker Novels (Volume 17)

Author: Loren D. Estleman





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When Amos Walker grants the last wish of a Detroit madam, he finds himself enmeshed in the mystery of the murders-53 years apart--of a father and son . . . with the same gun, in a place where it should be impossible for a gun to be! Before he can track down the murderer he's accused of the son's murderer, fingered by the mob, and on the spot with the FBI.

A wonderfully suspenseful, exciting noir detective thriller by one of the masters of the genre.

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Loren D. Estleman is the quintessential noir detective writer, and Amos Walker is his quintessential noir detective. The hardboiled Amos Walker series continues with Retro.

Walker has made a lot of friends--and a few enemies--in his years as a detective in Detroit, but he has never had to deal with quite the trouble he finds when he agrees to grant the death-bed wish of Beryl Garnet. Beryl was a madam, but she had a son a long while ago, and asks Walker to make sure that her son gets her ashes when she's gone.

He finds her son, who has been in Canada since the 1960s, evading the law since he was a Vietnam War protester. A simple favor, melancholy, but benign. Except that before he can get settled back in Detroit Garnet's son is dead, with him as 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, of a boxer from the 1940s, Curtis Smallwood, who happens to have been the man's father. If that wasn't bad enough, his task is made much more complicated by the fact that the two murders, fifty-three years apart, were committed with the very same gun. And in a place where it was impossible for a gun to be.

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Forge Books



In The News

“Reading a new Amos Walker adventure is like settling down and listening to an old, reliably entertaining friend.” —Publishers Weekly

“Loren D. Estleman makes his strongest stand for the pure, unvarnished glory of the classic American private eye in Retro.” —The New York Times

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