Pat Gallegher, oversized cornet player, former forensic psychologist, and all-around gruff-but-lovable hard nose, plays nights in a French Quarter jazz club. He also works as an enforcer for a loan shark to whom he owes a gambling habit. When a wealthy woman hires him to find her missing lothario lover, fearing that her husband may have killed him, Pat's protective sense of justice emerges. He discovers the husband's connection to the local mob and realizes that he has been framed after the husband is murdered.I was standing in the legal equivalent of a Bouncing Betty landmine. ... I would have to ditch the bloody rubber gloves somewhere. ... To make matters worse, I had to solve all these problems quickly, as I heard sirens off in the distance.
|Author||:||Richard Helms, Gary Polhmeier|
|Publisher||:||Writer's Showcase Press - 2000-05-01|