Black and white ball An Amos Walker novel

Loren D. Estleman

Book - 2018

"Loren D. Estleman's most popular characters, PI Amos Walker and hit man Peter Macklin, are together in one story for the first time in Black and White Ball! Detroit hit man Peter Macklin forces private eye Amos Walker to furnish protection for Laurie, Macklin's estranged wife, while Macklin tracks down the party who has threatened to kill her. The man Walker's client suspects cannot be ignored; as his own grown son, Roger Macklin has inherited all the instincts, and acquired all the training, necessary to carry out his threat. Told partly by Walker in first-person and partly by Macklin in third, Black and White Ball places the detective squarely between two remorseless killers, with death waiting whether he succeeds or ...fails."

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Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
New York : Tom Doherty Associates 2018.
Main Author
Loren D. Estleman (author)
First edition
Item Description
"A Forge book."
Physical Description
240 pages ; 22 cm
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Edgar-finalist Estleman's fast-paced 27th mystery featuring Detroit PI Amos Walker (after 2017's The Lioness Is the Hunter) finds Walker working for his ex-girlfriend Karen Lennert. Karen wants him to obtain evidence that her husband, Guy, is cheating on her. Walker crosses the border into Canada, where he locates Guy and a woman purporting to be his wife registered at an inn. Upstairs, shots ring out, and Amos rushes to the couple's room, where Guy lies dead on the floor next to a screaming woman. The killer, professional hit man Peter Macklin, later appears at Walker's office with a proposition: Walker must protect Macklin's soon-to-be ex-wife from his psychopathic son or die. En route to the morally satisfying ending, Walker muses wryly on the impact of technology on his profession, such as the loss of the PI's bread-and-butter work of background checks to anyone with access to Google. Full of vivid characters and snappy dialogue, this entry will delight old fans and garner new ones. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.