Synopses & Reviews
An aging but formidable strip club owner, Claudiu "Manco" Kapak, is robbed as he places his cash receipts in a banks night-deposit box. Enraged, he sends his henchmen out to find a suspect who is spending lots of cash and is too new to Los Angeles to realize hes stolen from a gangster. Their search leads to Joe Carver, an innocent who evades capture and sets out to make Kapak wish hed chosen someone else. Meanwhile, the real culprit, Jefferson Davis Falkins, and his girlfriend Carrie seem to believe theyve found a whole new profession: robbing Manco Kapak.
Lieutenant Nick Slosser, the detective in charge of the puzzling and increasingly violent case, has his own troubles, including worries about how hes going to afford to send the oldest child of each of his two bigamous marriages to college without making their mothers suspicious. As this odd series of difficulties explodes into a triple killing, Carver finds himself in the middle of a gang war over Kapaks empire, while Falkins and Carrie journey into territory more strange and violent than either had imagined.
Ex-FBI agent Terrell McCaleb has no idea he's about to come out of retirement. He's recuperating from a heart transplant, and avoiding stress. But when Graciella Rivers tells him the way her sister Gloria was murdered, it leaves Terry no choice. Now, the man with the new heart vows to take down a predator without a soul.
Thanks to a heart transplant, retired FBI agent Terry McCaleb has a new lease on life. But his plan for early retirement is thwarted when he learns that his heart donor's death was no accident. Racked with the guilt of having lived because of someone else's murder, he springs into action. Now, his own investigation leads him to a crime far more complex and dangerous than he ever imagined.
A retired FBI agent investigates the death of heart transplant donor.
About the Author
THOMAS PERRY is the author of the Jane Whitefield series as well as the best-selling novelsNightlife, Death Benefits,andPursuit. He won the Edgar Award forThe Butchers Boy,andMetzgers Dogwas a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.