#14 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .
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“A warm, loving portrait of a city and the surrounding area—smoothly and sincerely written.” — Ohioana QuarterlyIn this memoir, novelist Les Roberts tells how he discovered the heart and soul of a city while fictionalizing it for a series of mysteries. When Roberts, a TV producer at the time, arrived in Cleveland from L.A. for a…
Going to your high school reunion is never fun. But this time, it’s murder.
When Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich reluctantly attends the fortieth reunion of his St. Clair High School graduating class, he gets a rude surprise: one of his classmates is found shot dead and another quickly becomes the main suspect.
The suspect, successful playwright Tommy Wiggins, draws Milan into the case – and puts him in a very awkward position. Investigating his former schoolmates is an uncomfortable task for Milan, as he soon discovers the dark secrets of people he only thought he knew.
The deceased Dr. Phil Kohn, it turns out, was a cad who managed to make more than a few enemies during his abbreviated life. But did a forty-year-old grudge really lead to his death? Or was it something more recent – a jealous spouse, a shady business partner?
Milan’s hunt for the real killer leads him through the oddly intertwined worlds of Cleveland’s medical community, organized crime, polite suburban society, and hard-core drug dealers. It’s a tough investigation in which Milan could lose many friends—and, if he’s not careful, his life.