St Valentine's Night Author:Andrew M. Greeley Neil Connor, burned-out TV correspondent and celebrity, was convinced tht you can't go home again; you can't return to your Hometown, your Old Neighborhood, and your Old Lover. The Hometown would be dull, the Neighborhood unfriendly, and th eLover unatainable. Assigned to Chicago to cover an election, he never suspected that a grammar school ... more »reunion, which included both the Old Lover and an all-too ovservant priest named Blackie Ryan, coul turn his likfe upside down.
The Hometown turned out to be exciting, the Neighborhood thought Neil was a hero, and the Lover was all too attainable and worth attaining. He tried to leave but it was already too late. Chicago, with its volatile politics and drug ridden underworld, had become beirut-on-the-Lake. Magan Lane, the beautiful woman whose life he had saved on ST. Valentine's morning long ago, again needed his help: she was now impoverished and suspected of fraud and murder. And the Neighborhood was weaving its osl magic spell around him once more.
Its web would hold him tighter and tighter. Wigh Megan's four children despising him and his colleagues at the TV station turning against him, Neil would soon be caught between two warring drug gangs. He was swept up in political and racial conflict. Somehow he became responsible for solving the murder of Megan's husband, who had once been his best friend. He even tried to save a doomed teenage prostitute.
As he follows the dangerous thread of the investigation, he continues to turn up evidence that could definetely blacken the name of his love's ex-husband, whose death appears to be linked to a cocaine deal gone bad. Bullets and a new murder could follow--along with Megan's transformation from tender lover to raging fury. In the background the ever watchful Blackie Ryan Lurks, scheming and conniving to save Neil's life, happiness, and immortal soul aided and abetted by his old friends, the implacable North Wabash Avenue Irregulars.
Soon Neil will have the opportunity to return to New York. He has learned that you can indeed go home again--and that it's perilous to do so, especially when such desperate people as Megan Lane, Blackie Ryan, and the Wabash Avenue Irregulars are involved. And in a novel that is part thriller, part murder mystery, and all love story, Andrew M. Greeley will again take us into the hears and souls of characters we can identify with and cherish forever.« less