“Rob Leininger captures the voice and heart of the classic PI mystery and manages to make it completely original at the same timeMortimer Angel is my new favorite Private Eye.”John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author
IRS agent-turned-PI Mortimer Angel is relaxing in a hole-in-the-wall bar in a Reno casino when an attractive young girl hires him to find out who left her a cryptic message demanding a million dollars. At the girl’s house, Mort finds the body of missing rapper Jonnie XenonJo-X to his legions of fanshanging from the rafters with two bullet holes in him. Mort is shocked when he learns the identity of the girl’s fatherand even more shocked when the father hires him to investigate the murder. Mort, being Mort, accumulates a few felonies as he follows the clues to Las Vegas. And along the way, he picks up an alluring young assistant who changes his lifein every conceivable way.
About the Author
Award-winning and USA Today best-selling author Rob Leininger grew up in California before joining the Navy. He served aboard heavy cruisers during the Vietnam War and also at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. He received a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and worked on Trident missiles for Hercules, and “black” defense projects for Northrop Corp. Gumshoe on the Loose is the third novel in the best-selling Mortimer Angel Gumshoe series. Before deciding to write full-time, Leininger taught high school math in Reno, Nevada. He is a member of Tau Beta Piengineering honor society and of Pi Mu EpsilonNational Mathematics Society. He now lives in northwest Montana.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kind of corny but an entertaining fun read.