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St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429950879352 Pages
"Jack Fredrickson is one hell of a writer. This is a book that satisfies on every level."--William Kent Krueger
Sweetie Fairbairn, the doyenne of Chicago society, is known for big-hearted philanthropy and magnificent soirees in her penthouse high atop one of the city's premier boutique hotels. Dek Elstrom is hired by a mysterious man in a long limousine to investigate the death of a clown. Was it suicide—or murder? What is the connection between the dead clown and Sweetie?
Two weeks later, late one afternoon, I was standing outside Rivertown's city hall, about to watch another clown—this one relentlessly alive—being hauled away by earnest young men in dark suits.
I'd been drawn across...