As usual, Elmore Leonard treats the reader to a fast-moving crime-in-Detroit novel. The main character, Jack Ryan (no relation to Tom Clancy's character), a process server with no real direction for his life, finds himself falling for an alcoholic widow/heiress beset by vicious con men. His relationship with Lee turns him into something of a knight errant on a mission to save the damsel in distress (and her money) by the bad guys who would also like to see Jack dead. Crackling Elmore Leonard dialogue makes for a delightful dip into the mean underbelly of the author's favorite Michigan city. Don't miss it if you like this type of read.
Motor City process server and ex-thug Jack Ryan is very good at finding people--especially people who don\'t want to be found. Now he\'s being offered large bucks to locate a lost lowlife named Robert Leary, a.k.a Bobby Lear. But this hunt is leading Ryan back into very bad company--and into beds where he doesn\'t belong. And suddenly he\'s on someone\'s hit list for some undisclosed reason, with all the big money numbers adding up to double-cross. And if Jack doesn\'t watch his back, he\'s going to find himself missing, and presumably very dead. Read an excerpt at HarperAcademic.com.