Jack Trolley Manila Time

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In the sequel to Balboa Firefly, a San Diego police sergeant finds himself entangled in an extortion scheme--the brainchild of his late partner--which escalates into a game of cat-and-mouse with a crazed killer.

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In this fast-moving follow-up to Balboa Firefly, Trolley once again traps San Diego police sergeant Tommy Donahoo in an intriguing web of corruption and duplicity. Trouble comes when Donahoo's partner, Chip Lyons, videotapes the murder of a Mexican mobster but, planning to blackmail the killer, fails to mention the fact to Donahoo. When, days later, Lyons is shot dead, Donahoo must figure out why an unknown thug is offering him huge sums of money for a tape whose location and contents are a mystery to him. The clues point toward several suspects, including a corrupt border patrolman and a woman whom Lyons was blackmailing for sexual favors. The action explodes during the funeral parade for Lyons, when Donahoo realizes that his partner's killers were actually after a ballistic guidance system that tracks individual victims?a device that would turn political assassination into child's play. Trolley's writing is a bit choppy, but his story is tightly plotted, with backroom patter and politics offering effective counterpoint to the action sequences. Donahoo continues to be an appealingly clumsy hero, moreover, a welcome change from the usual tough, icily sarcastic police protagonist?and with two adventures under his belt, he seems prepared to stay.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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San Diego detective sergeant Tommy Donahoo, introduced in Trolley's Balboa Firefly , is back for another round of nasty crime, faded love, and colorful adventure. This time Donahoo can't figure out why a local crime boss is trying to bribe him. The crook, a former Green Beret nicknamed the General for the military precision of his heists, was videotaped (by Donahoo's late partner) murdering a rival crime boss. Unbeknownst to Donahoo, his partner was trying to extort the crime boss and had hinted that Donahoo was part of the shakedown. Meanwhile, Donahoo is also tracking a stolen guidance system for a ballistic missile and romancing his late partner's apparent girlfriend while his father is dying in the local VA hospital. All these story lines come together in a wild climax that leaves the reader breathless. Another fast-paced, entertaining entry in a series to celebrate. George Needham

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