Whiskey Island

Whiskey Island

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Hired by Cleveland councilman Bert Loftus, who is facing a potentially career-ending FBI investigation, private investigator Milan Jacovich attempts to discover who is trying to kill Loftus and discovers a trail of bribes and debauchery much darker than the usual political corruption.

Gray
& Co

#16 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .An oversized appetite for fine dining, flashy suits, and Las Vegas call girls has made Cleveland councilman Bert Loftus the target of media scrutiny and an FBI investigation that may end his career. Now he says someone is trying to kill him. Eager to identify his attacker but not so eager to work with the cops, Loftus turns to private investigator Milan Jacovich (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) for help. A working P.I. can't afford to be too choosy about his clients, so Milan takes the job--though he's not inclined to take his Loftus's story very seriously at first telling. At least it will be an opportunity to break in his new employee, young powder-keg Kevin "K.O." O'Bannion. Milan and K.O. quickly notice that something smells fishy, though. And it isn't just the Whiskey Island Marina, where local power brokers down pricey drinks in front of Lake Erie sunsets. Loftus and several Cleveland landlords appear to be involved in something much darker than a typical cash-for-favors trade. After a kinky call girl is found dead near the Cleveland Zoo and secret sex tapes are discovered in her downtown high-rise, Milan and K.O. must follow a trail of bribes, bullet casings, and debauchery to find the killer and discover the real menace amid the muck of local government corruption. Luckily they have the help of Cleveland police detective Tobe Blaine, a tough-as-nails officer recently relocated from Cincinnati. She and Milan team up in their search for clues and discover they have much more in common than crime . . .
#16 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series. Political corruption is hard to avoid in Cleveland. Flashy councilman Bert Loftus, whose career is about to be derailed by an FBI investigation, hires Milan to find out who's trying to kill him. Can Milan and brash young assistant Kevin O'Bannion find the killer and still keep their heads above the muck?
#16 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series. Political corruption is hard to avoid in Cleveland. Flashy councilman Bert Loftus, whose career is about to be derailed by an FBI investigation, hires Milan to find out who’s trying to kill him. Can Milan and brash young assistant Kevin O’Bannion find the killer and still keep their heads above the muck?

#16 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

An oversized appetite for fine dining, flashy suits, and Las Vegas call girls has made Cleveland councilman Bert Loftus the target of media scrutiny and an FBI investigation that may end his career. Now he says someone is trying to kill him. Eager to identify his attacker but not so eager to work with the cops, Loftus turns to private investigator Milan Jacovich (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) for help.

A working P.I. can't afford to be too choosy about his clients, so Milan takes the job—though he’s not inclined to take Loftus’s story seriously. At least it will be an opportunity to break in his new employee, young powder-keg Kevin "K.O." O'Bannion.

Milan and K.O. quickly notice that something smells fishy—and it isn’t just the Whiskey Island Marina, where local power brokers down pricey drinks in front of Lake Erie sunsets. Loftus and several Cleveland landlords appear to be involved in something much darker than a typical cash-for-favors trade.

After a kinky call girl is found dead near the Cleveland Zoo and secret sex tapes are discovered in her downtown high-rise, Milan and K.O. must follow a trail of bribes, bullet casings, and debauchery to find the killer and uncover the true menace amid the muck of local government corruption.

Luckily they have the help of Cleveland police detective Tobe Blaine, a tough-as-nails officer recently relocated from Cincinnati. She and Milan team up in their search for clues and discover they have much more in common than crime . . .



Publisher: Gray & Co 2012
ISBN: 9781938441097
1938441095
Branch Call Number: M ROBERTS
Characteristics: 259 p.

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Vincent T Lombardo Nov 02, 2015

This was the sixteenth Milan Jacovich mystery that I read and the sixteenth in the series. (I have been reading them in the order that they were published). In the previous book, "The Cleveland Creep", Les Roberts introduced Kevin O'Bannion, known as K.O., a private investigator-in-training working part-time for Milan, who ends up saving Milan's life. At the end of that book, Milan hires the much younger K.O. to work with him full-time, since old age and past injuries have taken a toll on Milan's body. Previous books have Milan narrating in the first person. In this book, Milan's story is told in the first person in one chapter and then K.O.'s story is told in the third person in the next chapter, and the chapters alternate between the two characters accordingly. This book was just like most of the other books -- excellent. The ones that were not excellent were still very good. Les Roberts is a great writer who always informs and entertains and keeps me turning the pages. What more can I ask? I still intend to read the rest of the books in this series.

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