Don't Look for Me (Amos Walker Series #23)

Don't Look for Me (Amos Walker Series #23)

by Loren D. Estleman
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gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
“Don’t look for me” is the entire content of a handwritten note left for the newest client of Amos Walker, to wit: a full partner in an investment company “with gray temples and an office with a view of two countries” - - that would be the US and Canada - - whose wife, 14 years her junior, has disappeared for the second time in the six years they’ve been married Her husband suspects anything from her having left him for a younger man to having met with foul play. Mr. Estleman is the author of over 70 novels, and this is the 23rd entry in the series. Walker, a former cop who carries an honorary sheriff’s star, is now a private detective renowned for finding missing persons. There is immediate evidence of the author’s trademark wit, to which the new client responds: “The humor I can take or let alone.” Not so the reader. His descriptions of several characters are exquisite portraits. Of his new client’s choice of attire: “a suit the color and approximate weight of ground fog,” and of the man himself, “If he was so rich, why wasn’t he smart?” The superintendent of his building was “on the tattered outer edge of middle age.” Inspector John Alderdyce, of the Homicide division of the Detroit Police Department, who he’d known “longer than anyone living,” and who is Walker’s “bane and salvation, . . . looks like a grizzly bear carved with a chainsaw from a living oak.” Walker soon realizes that “a simple missing-persons case had turned into something else, like most things in a bad dream.” It ultimately involves the Detroit Mafia, a porno film studio, and a ‘Dragon Lady’ nemesis of Walker, “a psychopath with a two hundred IQ and more liquid assets than an emirate . .. ten times smarter than I am and twice as insane. Make that three times.” A fast-paced and consistently witty entry in this terrific series, it is highly recommended. ( It should perhaps be noted that the author's newest book, Ragtime Cowboys, is due out later this month.)