For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren t on any flight manifest.Read more...
For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren t on any flight manifest. Did the two of them take off with a big pile of the city s money? If so, the city accountants can t find it. Were they murdered? There s no sign of foul play. Their disappearances have finally made national news. Enter Mortimer Angel, who d just quit a thankless job as an IRS agent. Mort is Reno s newest gumshoe, a private-eye-in-training at his nephew s detective agency. Just four hours into his new career, Mort finds the mayor make that, the mayor s head in the trunk of Mort s ex-wife s Mercedes. The news-hungry media speculates: Did Mort kill the mayor? Did Mort s ex? As events begin to spin out of control, Mort realizes things have been out of control since the night before he started his new career, the night he found the unknown naked blonde in his bed."
- ISBN-13: 9781608091638
- ISBN-10: 1608091635
- Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
- Publish Date: November 2015
- Page Count: 368
- Dimensions: 9.37 x 6.42 x 1.25 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.53 pounds
Series: Mortimer Angel #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-07
- Reviewer: Staff
At the start of this complex, seductive thriller from Leininger (Killing Suki Flood), Mort Angel has quit a dead-end job as an IRS agent and is about to embark on a new career as a PI trainee in Reno, Nev. Meanwhile, Morts ex-wife has been heating the sheets with Renos mayor, but the mayor has mysteriously disappeared along with the citys DA, and Angels first assignment is to hunt down the two missing politicians. What looks like a straightforward hard-boiled tale takes one surprising turn after another, propelled by Morts snappy narrative voice and wry observations. While Morts astonishing success in the romance department is more than slightly far-fetched, Leininger keeps the action rolling fast enough to keep any willing reader turning the pages. Eventually, Mort unravels a family history that would make Ross Macdonald proud. Theres no violence and very little gore for most of the novel, but after a long and complicated buildup, the climax arrives with screaming intensity. (Nov.)