Synopses & Reviews
At seventy-two years old, Deets Shanahan is ready to 'check out' and embrace old age. But, it seems his body (still functioning - just - after a bout of cancer) and Fate have other plans. Awaiting the arrival of a mystery new client, who wouldn't take no for an answer, he spies her out of his window, making her way up his drive to the front door. Suddenly, he sees her body jerk, go limp, then collapse in a pool of blood on his driveway - dead. Why did the mystery client insist on meeting with Shanahan, but telling him nothing about the investigation he was to pursue? If he could find out why she wanted to hire him, he would be one step closer to finding her killer. Shanahan's search for answers will uncover a disturbing trail of greed, lies, ambition, family feuds and police corruption. Twenty-five years ago Deets embarked on his first case. This is his last; a touching story of age, infirmity - and love.
"The real prize here is the tone, which Tierney keeps expertly hovering between compassionate valediction and civic outrage" Kirkus Reviews
"This entry is a tribute to human decency and one man's refusal to give up in the face of age and inevitable physical deterioration." Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Awaiting the arrival of a mystery new client who wouldn't take no for an answer, Indianapolis PI Deets Shanahan spies her out of his window making her way up his drive. Before she can reach his front door however, she is shot dead. If Deets could only find out why she wanted to hire him, he might have a chance of discovering who killed her.
About the Author
Ronald Tierney was the editor of a San Francisco monthly and founding editor of an alternative weekly. Born in Indianapolis, Tierney attended Indiana University in Bloomington and now lives in San Francisco. He is the author of the acclaimed Deets Shanahan series and the Carly Paladino and Noah Lang series.