Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

A Peter Macklin Novel

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Hoping to leave his past behind forever while moving on with his new bride, conflicted former hit man Peter Macklin struggles with his new life's lack of privacy and his mother-in-law's boyfriend, who moonlights as a spotter for a robber gang. By the author of Poison Blonde. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
The fifth hardboiled novel featuring ex-hitman Peter Macklin, stuck between his mother-in-law and a hard case in Ohio

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A HIT MAN MEETS HIS NEW MOTHER-IN-LAW?

Multiple Shamus Award winner Loren D. Estleman is "a superb stylist as well as a deft storyteller [who] paints his people and his city with acerbic wit and wry affection" (San Diego Union-Tribune). Peter Macklin was a hit man for a long time but he has taken steps to distance himself from his tattooed past, like quitting the mob, moving away from Detroit, and marrying the gorgeous, intelligent Laurie. But retirement isn't easy for an ex-hit man.

Now the man accustomed to killing people in cold blood must adjust to a sadistic ritual of early marriage... he must spend time with his eccentric mother-in-law. This event takes an unexpected turn when Macklin discovers mom-in-law's boyfriend Benjamin Grinnell is a spotter for a gang of armed robbers. Unfortunately, Grinnell made a big mistake: he failed to spot a shotgun-toting shop-owner, whom the gang had to turn into red mist. Now Grinnell's life is threatened, and Grinnell's jeopardy endangers his sweetie... and Laurie.

Macklin, driven by his professional curiosity and his desire to protect his family, can't help but get involved. As Macklin investigates Grinnell's dark affairs, he inevitably gets tangled up with Grinnell's enemies, including the Ohio mob... and the law. All parties converge in a deadly shootout, with the lives of Macklin's loved ones and the fate of his marriage precariously hanging in the balance.


Blackwell North Amer
Peter Macklin was a hit man for a long time, but he has taken steps to distance himself from his tattooed past, like quitting the mob, moving away from Detroit, and marrying the gorgeous, intelligent Laurie. But retirement isn't easy for an ex-hit man.
Now the man accustomed to killing people in cold blood must adjust to a sadistic ritual of early marriage - he must spend time with his eccentric mother-in-law. This event takes an unexpected turn when Macklin discovers that mom-in-law's boyfriend, Benjamin Grinnell, is a spotter for a gang of armed robbers. Unfortunately, Grinnell made a big mistake: he failed to spot a shotgun-toting shop-owner, whom the gang had to turn into red mist. Now Grinnell's life is threatened and Grinnell's jeopardy endangers his sweetie...and Laurie.
Macklin, driven by his professional curiosity and his desire to protect his family, can't help but get involved. As Macklin investigates Grinnell's dark affairs, he inevitably gets tangled up with Grinnell's enemies, including the Ohio mob...and the law. All parties converge in a deadly shoot-out, with the lives of Macklin's loved ones and the fate of his marriage precariously hanging in the balance.

Baker
& Taylor

Hoping to leave his past behind while moving on with his new bride, conflicted former hit man Peter Macklin struggles with his new life's lack of privacy and his mother-in-law's boyfriend, who moonlights as a spotter for a robber gang.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765308948
0765308940
Branch Call Number: FICTION ESTLEMAN
FICTION ESTLEMAN
Characteristics: 235 p

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