The new novel in the acclaimed Wild Onion Ltd. mystery series - Private eye Kirsten and her lawyer husband Dugan have a problem. A tarnished Chicago cop has been murdered, and Dugan s foolish flouting of certain rules has ensured his place on the list of suspects.Read more...
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The new novel in the acclaimed Wild Onion Ltd. mystery series - Private eye Kirsten and her lawyer husband Dugan have a problem. A tarnished Chicago cop has been murdered, and Dugan s foolish flouting of certain rules has ensured his place on the list of suspects. Kirsten knows it s unwise to have her own husband as a client, but doesn t trust his freedom with anyone else. Soon, though, she has two more clients, who both want her to find the real killer or at least they say they do . . ."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2010-09-20
- Reviewer: Staff
Near the outset of Walker's muddled fourth mystery to feature PI Kirsten and her lawyer husband, Dugan (after 2005's All the Dead Fathers), crooked police detective Johnny O'Hern is scheduled to appear before the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission in downtown Chicago, but Johnny's found shot dead behind the wheel of his car that same morning. Though Johnny was despised by most of his family, including father Patrick, sister Janice, and brother Richard, Richard hires Kirsten to find his killer. Dugan, who violated the rules by paying Johnny to chase cases for him, is a prime suspect, giving Kirsten all the more reason to identify the real culprit. Despite plenty of pressure to back off, Kirsten won't quit investigating while Dugan's on the spot. Kirsten and Dugan make an amiable couple, but an unsatisfying ending will leave few looking forward to their next outing. (Nov.)