THE LOW END OF NOWHERE by Michael Stone

THE LOW END OF NOWHERE

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Streeter's his name, bounty-hunting's his game, and he's not fussy about his clients--he'd just as soon take Story Moffatt's money as follow her around Denver trying to get the photos that will nail her for insurance fraud. So Streeter signs on to go after the liquid assets of Story's late fiancÇ Doug Shelton, whose premature death in a car crash left his bragged-about stash of drug money orphaned. But Story isn't the only one who has designs on the cash. Doug's slimy attorney, Thomas Hardy Cooper, and his hot-pants paralegal, Ronnie Taggert, would rather find Doug's money than actually go to work for a living--and so would Cooper's knife-wielding investigator, Leo Soyko, his subhuman sidekick Jacky Romp, and Det. Arthur Kovacs, who arrested Doug for selling and now claims to have access to his estate. It's a cast that would do Elmore Leonard proud, but first-timer Stone doesn't give them enough to do: The goons are so toothless that at the first sign of trouble everybody, including the goons, either falls down dead or packs to leave town. Maybe they're all waiting for the sequel to give them a story that's worth their appealingly nonstop venality. As for Streeter and Story, think Travis McGee and his latest lady fair--as Stone is obviously thinking too.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-670-86154-5
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Viking
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1995




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