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Speaking of Murder
by Les Roberts and Dan Kennedy


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When a celebrity-packed motivational event turns deadly, Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich (MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) finds himself caught up in the mess.

Milan and his associate Kevin "K.O." O'Bannion are hired as extra security for several high-profile inspirational speakers at a convention in downtown Cleveland, where they get off to a rocky start.  Read more...


 
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Overview

When a celebrity-packed motivational event turns deadly, Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich (MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) finds himself caught up in the mess.

Milan and his associate Kevin "K.O." O'Bannion are hired as extra security for several high-profile inspirational speakers at a convention in downtown Cleveland, where they get off to a rocky start. Each special guest seems more unpleasant than the last--particularly Tommy Triller, the main draw for the weekend, with an ego to match his bank account. Tensions run high, but Milan thinks they have things covered . . . until Triller's dead body is found in his hotel room, a bullet hole between his eyes and a motivational CD jammed in his mouth.

Among the suspects are fellow speakers, including southern psychologist Dr. Ben, who resented earning less than Triller; hip hop artist and convicted killer Hy Jinx; and former big-league baseball manager Tony Nardoianni, who might be willing to do almost anything for the right price.

Milan figures he and K.O. are out of work when his significant other, Cleveland homicide detective Tobe Blaine, takes charge of the murder case. But to Milan's surprise, his old nemesis and local mob boss Victor Gaimari asks Milan to work for him. Nardoianni owes Victor, who wants to make sure the debt is paid--and that the aging athlete's gambling past stays under wraps as the murder investigation continues.

Tobe's not happy to have Milan and K.O. operating on her turf. But a job is a job, and Milan is determined to clear his new client of murder . . . by finding the real killer.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781938441844
  • ISBN-10: 1938441842
  • Publisher: Gray & Company Publishers
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 257

Series: Milan Jacovich Mysteries (Hardcover)

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Private Investigators
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Roberts’s rollicking 19th mystery featuring PI Milan Jacovich (after 2015’s The Ashtabula Hat Trick), coauthored with Kennedy, 2,000 guests willing to fork over a substantial entrance fee arrive at Cleveland’s Renaissance Hotel, hoping to learn the secrets of acquiring wealth from such motivational speakers as mega-rich Tommy Triller, TV personality Dr. Ben, and still-spry Oscar-winning actress Siddhartha West, who’s now a reincarnation guru. Milan and his assistant, Kevin “K.O.” O’Bannion, provide extra security for the ego-driven star speakers. Chapters in Milan’s wryly witty voice alternate with third-person chapters that follow the moves of K.O. When Triller turns up dead in his hotel room, the event’s organizers fire Milan and call in the police. Det. Tobe Blaine, Milan’s sassy significant other, leads the investigation. Readers will enjoy spending time with these characters. In an afterword, Kennedy, himself a professional speaker, comments entertainingly on the “success industry.” Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary Agency. (Sept.)

 
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