When Kirsten, a Chicago private eye, sets out to exonerate Dugan, her husband and the prime suspect in the execution-style killing of a tarnished cop, she finds no shortage of people—Outfit guys, fellow cops, even a few of his family members—who wanted the victim out of the way. But nothing is simple, and there may be forces at work that reach all the way to Washington, DC…and beyond.
About the Author
DAVID J. WALKER is the author of ten mystery/suspense novels. His latest, called Too Many Clients, is the fifth book in his “Wild Onion, Ltd.” private eye series, featuring the wife/husband team of Kirsten and Dugan. He is also the author of the “Mal Foley” series. Walker has been an Edgar® nominee, and has served on the Board of Directors of Mystery Writers of America. He is a full-time writer and lives just north of Chicago.
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Too Many Clients based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Experienced storyteller. Author David Walker has been around the block a few times and he has the accolades to show for it. His latest does not disappoint. Here we have a pair of wise and witty practitioners who are married to each other. In less sure hands, the marriage of two characters often lets a lot of steam out of a relationship and sends readers searching for other divertissements. Not this time. Private investigator Kirsten, married to uber-relaxed lawyer Dugan, takes on her husband as a client, after a bad cop is found murdered. Dugan, never a careful person, has blundered into the thing in such a way he becomes a suspect. And while Dugan can act odd at times, almost the antithesis of the hard-driving lawyer of many crime fiction novels, he is far from the only character. There's Larry. Larry Candle is a partner in Dugan's office. He just doesn't come off as someone whom you'd want to represent you in court for anything more serious than a mistaken parking ticket. Yet Larry manages to get the job done all the while irritating nearly everyone around him. As the days pass, Dugan and Kirsten continue to collect new clients who somehow all want them to locate the killer of this bad cop. To Kirsten and Dugan's collective thinking these new clients don't seem to be entirely above suspicion, either. Meanwhile the cops continue to zero in on Dugan. Gradually, as Kirsten digs deeper into the people who knew or knew about the dead cop, the story takes on wider and wider implications, tangling mob figures with international activities, a prominent churchman and..well, you get the idea. Twists on top of fascinating complications. The novel is well-paced, complicated, and a truly fun read. I look for more cheeky stories in Walker's Wild Onion series.