American Detective

American Detective

An Amos Walker Novel

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Hired by former Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller to break up his daughter's romance with Hilary Bairn, a presumed fortune-hunter, Amos Walker gets more than he bargained for when Fuller's daughter turns up dead, he discovers that Bairn had been in debt to a loan shark, Bairn vanishes, and he must tangle with crooked cops and dangerous gangsters to find the truth. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Hardboiled detective Amos Walker returns for his nineteenth outing in his most challenging case yet. Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller wants Walker to break off his daughter's engagement to Hilary Bairn, a man he believes is after her two million dollar trust. Walker goes to Bairn's apartment, only to be ambushed by cops. A murder has taken place, and the victim is Fuller's daughter. Walker and the cops assume that Bairn is the murderer, but Walker has no idea what he is getting into.

Walker is led to a meeting with a casino owner, who tells him Bairn owed money to a loan shark. The loan shark tells Walker that he is not the only one after Bairn. Soon Walker finds himself on the run from crooked cops and vile gangsters. Every time Walker thinks he's solved the case, he finds out he is farther from the truth than when he started. This case will take all of Walker's cunning, and will prove to be his greatest trial ever!

The most commercial, cinematic Amos Walker novel ever


Holtzbrinck
Hardboiled detective Amos Walker returns for his nineteenth outing in his most challenging case yet. Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller wants Walker to break off his daughter's engagement to Hilary Bairn, a man he believes is after her two million dollar trust. Walker goes to Bairn's apartment, only to be ambushed by cops. A murder has taken place, and the victim is Fuller's daughter. Walker and the cops assume that Bairn is the murderer, but Walker has no idea what he is getting into.

Walker is led to a meeting with a casino owner, who tells him Bairn owed money to a loan shark. The loan shark tells Walker that he is not the only one after Bairn.  Soon Walker finds himself on the run from crooked cops and vile gangsters. Every time Walker thinks he’s solved the case, he finds out he is farther from the truth than when he started. This case will take all of Walker’s cunning, and will prove to be his greatest trial ever!

The most commercial, cinematic Amos Walker novel ever


Blackwell North Amer
Darius Fuller, former pitching great for the Detroit Tigers and a buddy of Amos Walker, has a simple job for his detective friend: end the engagement between Fuller's daughter and her boyfriend. Fuller is convinced that the boyfriend, Hilary Bairn, is only after the two-million-dollar trust fund his daughter will receive on her fast-approaching twenty-fifth birthday.
When Walker arrives at Bairn's apartment to check the guy out, he finds himself swarmed by the police. Fuller's daughter has been killed, and the cops believe Bairn is the murderer. Walker has two options: help the cops find Bairn or fall under suspicion himself.
Walker follows a trail of clues to a seedy casino owner, who says Bairn owes money to Wilson Watson, a loan shark. Watson in turn tells Walker he's not the only one after Bairn and warns him he'll live a lot longer if he minds his own business.
But Walker is either too tough or too stubborn to take this advice, and when he runs afoul of an immigrant-smuggling operation, he's sure he has found his killer ... only to discover that he has just scratched the surface of a criminal organization whose evil is beyond even Walker's imagination. And when he's knocked unconscious and comes to lying next to a dead body, he realizes that the big question is not whether he'll find the killer, but whether he'll make it out alive.

Baker
& Taylor

Hired by former Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller to break up his daughter's romance with Hilary Bairn, a presumed fortune-hunter, Amos Walker gets more than he bargained for when Fuller's daughter turns up dead.

Publisher: New York : Forge, c2007
ISBN: 9780765312242
0765312247
Branch Call Number: M ESTLEMAN
Characteristics: 254 p.

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