"Tough, wry (Nudger is dabbling in the stock market—to girlfriend Claudia's disgust), and unsentimental: what fans of the hard-boiled detective story have been yearning for."
A return to state-of-the-art p.i. writing for Lutz, whose sour-stomach shamus, Alo Nudger (Diamond Eyes, 1990, etc.) finds himself, again, with a lying client—Ozark-bred Norva Beane, who says Dale Rand suckered her in a junk-bond deal.
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