Doug Hewitt The Dead Guy

ISBN 13: 9780981472577

The Dead Guy

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Jack Thigpen works in Detroit, nicknamed The Motor City, the perfect place for a fraud investigator who specializes in car insurance scams. He is on a case he believes is a typical, low-level crime, but it quickly turns into a situation with ominous international consequences. Ironically, as he is targeted for death because of his investigation, Jack is diagnosed with a fatal disease that is untreatable, a disease that will end his life within months. And instead of killing Jack, the hit man shoots Jack's best friend. Struggling to come to terms with his impending death, Jack vows to track down his friend's killer. It's a race against time before the neurodegenerative disorder can take root and limit his ability to think and act. And so Jack enlists the aid of his brother, Tom, a taxidermist with a den full of dead animals, which Jack now sees in a new light. Tom jokes that he and Jack can be a superhero team fighting evil. Jack doesn't want to endanger Tom, and so he directs his brother to do background investigations while Jack injects himself into the physical one-on-ones necessary to dig deeper into the case. Jack plunges into the world of corrupt car dealerships, chop shops, and fraudulent auto repair shops. He is soon swept into the darkness of Detroit's criminal underbelly to uncover the truth about power struggles within organized crime rings. Death is staring him in the face, but Jack doesn't back down. He pushes ahead, plowing through perilous roadblocks planted by his enemies, propelling himself toward the finish line and a teeth-gritting, heart-pounding conclusion.

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