When he fails to put an end to a string of violent murders, Lieutenant Leroy Powder, a veteran of the Indianapolis Police department, loses his customary night shift and is forced to prove he has not lost his edge. Reprint. IP.
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Michael Z. Lewin is the award-winning author of many mystery novels and short stories. Most have been set in and around Indianapolis, Indiana, where he grew up. Albert Samson is a low-key private eye and the stories focus on humane understanding of the cases and problems Samson encounters. Leroy Powder is an irascible Indy police lieutenant who truly wants his colleagues to become better cops. They're bound to be grateful, right? Both central characters have an abiding wish to see justice done. One of the features of the series novels, and some stand-alones, is that that main characters from one book often appear in lesser roles in other books. Since 1971 Mike has lived in the West of England, currently in Bath where his city-centre flat overlooks the nearby hills. Both his children have made careers in the arts. Masses more information and silly stuff is available on www.MichaelZLewin.com.Review:
In the several days during which Mr. Lewin allows us to share his long waking hours, Leroy Powder becomes exhilaratingly alive New Yorker It's that special world Lewin, like Chandler, creates where life and death have the same chill factor Kirkus Reviews ...a good procedural told with ironic skill... Intricate, yet human San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle ...a fast and funny thriller Harvard Magazine
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Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110394496442