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USA Today best-selling author“Mortimer Angel is my favorite private eye.”John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling authorEarly in July, northern Nevada’s senior Internal Revenue Service agent, Ronald Sorandendisliked by every agent in the Reno IRS officevanished without a trace. In September, he makes a dramatic reappearance, of sorts. His skullstripped clean and whiteis dropped through the slashed top of a Mustang convertible. The vehicle belongs to Lucy Landry, PI Mortimer Angel’s gorgeous young assistant now working with him on a seemingly unrelated embezzlement case. But Mort is a former IRS field agent in Reno. He’d done his time during the tyrannical reign of Soranden, quitting, he says, “when I discovered I have a soul.” Now that his former boss’s head has appeared, he and Lucy find them themselves under the annoying surveillance of a pair of IRS enforcement agents.When the FBI are brought in to investigate the murder, Mort and Lucy realize shocking details about their own caseprimarily Soranden’s involvement. It becomes evident that events and suspects of the embezzlement case and Soranden’s murder are heavily entangled with those enmeshed in an ugly case of blackmail. Mort and Lucy are roped tighter and tighter into the Soranden investigation while they grapple with the deadliest situation of their PI careers. Mortimer Angel has been in harrowing, lethal situations before and has suffered incalculable losses, but none more horrifying than the trap embedded in Gumshoe Rock.
About the Author
USA Today best-selling author Rob Leininger grew up in California prior to joining the Navy. Leininger 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 Rock is his fourth novel in the best-selling Mortimer Angel Gumshoe series. Leininger taught high school math for twelve years before retiring to write novels full time. He now resides in northwest Montana.