Burning Midnight-Loren D. Estleman

Burning Midnight

Loren D. Estleman

Forge, Jun 5 2012, $24.99

ISBN: 9780765331205

 

Detroit Police Homicide Division Inspector John Alderdyce worries about his son’s Mexican brother-in-law, Ernesto Pasada who has been seen hanging around the city’s Mexicantown with the local branch of the Maldados gang.  Alderdyce asks his friend private investigator Amos Walker to find a way to inform the Maldados to forget about Pasada.

 

Walker enters Mexicantown where the Maldados and the Zapatistas gangs compete for control of the turf.  Soon after he begins his mission, war breaks out between the rival gangs.  As he tries to end the hostilities, Walker finds evidence that an international mob is manipulating both Mexicantown gangs.  However what to do with his proof is difficult to decide; as he knows each gang prefers to kill first and ask questions later.

 

The twenty-second Amos Walker PI thriller (see The Left-Handed Dollar and Infernal Angels) is a great tale that grips the audience from the moment Alderdyce becomes Walker’s surprising client and never let’s go until after a brilliant climax.  Readers will praise Loren D. Estleman as Burning Midnight will be on the short lists for thriller of the year.

 

Harriet Klausner

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