Nobody believes Scully when he says he's just seen Jody Dean (his boyhood buddy and former colleague, who supposedly committed suicide two years before) speeding down a freeway. So the detective sets out to prove that Dean is alive, only to fall in with a crew of undercover cops who've slipped their leash and are now running a convoluted money-laundering scheme that ties U.S. tobacco shipments to South American drug barons.
This is the 2nd of the Shane Scully novels; The Tin Collectors is the 1st. My small "pass-around" group of me, husband, mom & best friend all enjoyed this book ... but read the 1st one 1st!
Stephen J. Cannell sure can write great mysteries and unforgetable characters. This is a Shane Scully adventure, and the book is great on so many levels.