If you like Westlake or Hallinan, you’ll love Missing Amanda.
Revenge is a dish best served quickly.
Chicago in 1958 is a very dangerous place. When private eye Lou Fleener and his friend Dion Monkton are tricked into helping a Chicago mob boss in his takeover of Mayor Daley’s office, it makes the other mobs angry enough to kill.
Through guns and bombs; the unsteady affections of Cassidy Adams, a blonde with a heart for pure gold; the scary attentions of a hit man who prefers a scalpel to a .38; and a baseball fan who’ll kill them if the Cubs lose, Lou and Monk devise an amazing plan of vengeance against the mobs. All of them. At the same time.
If it works, they’ll be rich. And who knows—maybe even alive.