Synopses & Reviews
Shock waves ride through the city of Cleveland when up-and-coming local television reporter Virginia Carville is found strangled to death in her home. Even more surprising is when Mary Soderberg, the station's top sales executive, implores P.I. Milan Jacovich-a former boyfriend whom Mary dumped for her current love, Steve Cirini-to clear Cirini as the chief murder suspect.
Swallowing his pride, Jacovich goes behind the scenes to uncover all the scandal and intrigue of big-city television-and the dark secrets of an ambitious newscaster. Yet he's no closer to solving the murder until he comes across an unmarked computer disk with a curious code, and a lucky guess sends him in the right direction. But as Jacovich comes nearer to the truth, he comes closer to making the evening news-as a murder victim...
"Gritty, grim, humorous, sentimental-a perfect 10." --Chicago Sun-Times
"Roberts, who writes some of today's best...P.I. stories, offers a pithy plot, world-weary but witty dialogue, and an appealing portrait of the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of often-maligned Cleveland." --Booklist
"[An] excellent series." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
About the Author
lives in his adopted hometown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He moved there from Hollywood, where, among other things, he was the producer of The Hollywood Squares.
Past president of the Private Eye Writers of America, Roberts won the PWA/St. Martin's best first private eye novel contest in 1986.