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When PI Rollo Michaels does a few "favors" for a gangster friend of his late father, he becomes entangled in the strings of Mafia puppeteer "Big Vinnie" Costello. While on a New York family vacation with his daughter, son, and fiancée, Rollo comes under the scrutiny of the FBI. His subsequent beatdown and arrest for assaulting an FBI agent is witnessed by his children, drawing the unrelenting wrath of his ex-wife, and yet another wedding postponement by his fiancée. Hoping to stave off further federal entanglements, the partners of Michaels & Associates urge Rollo to cut his ties to Don Vincenzo Costello before chaos reigns from coast-to-coast. But more requests for favors draw Rollo deeper in. A mafia hit team races a multijurisdictional taskforce to locate a serial killer headed to LA, while the Russian Mafia attempts to assassinate Big Vinnie. Will the resulting maelstrom suck Rollo down?
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020
Kip Meyerhoff nails it again. Good action, good humor and a good story line to boot. Kip obviously knows police procedure from personal experience and his cop humor is a plus. Rollo's "Uncle Vinnie" may be a gangster but he has his good side when he takes care of problems the police are unable to deal with. I will be waiting for the next book with Rollo Michaels.
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2020
The characters and the story line are written so extremely well you feel as if you are a part of the story. When the mobsters were first introduced I was not a fan however, as the story progressed I began to like them more and more. In my opinion the FBI characters were exactly like you would think they would be kind of shady. I am looking forward to another book to be published by this author. Kip Meyerhoff is a storyteller you will not be disappointed in.
Kip Meyerhoff has been a columnist for the River Times for the past decade. He lives in a Victorian home on the banks of the Ohio River with significant other, the real Linda, whose main job is to keep him out of trouble. His first book, Cooking with Kip: A Cook's Memoir, tells how his lifelong fascination with cooking and eating shaped his life. His 20 years as a member of the LAPD and ten years as a licensed private investigator provide the fodder for his Rollo Michaels protagonist.