Book Description

From Publishers Weekly Sgt. Hoke Moseley, whom readers first met in Willeford's Miami Blues, is an unlikely hero, even to himself. He's a Miami cop, near retirement, who's always taking out or putting in his dentures; he dines regularly on 711 Slurpees and hard-boiled eggs; and he has a strict moral code flexible enough for him to let someone get away with a hard-to-prove murder in exchange for a sublet on a house he badly needs. Here, Moseley wants to solve the murder of a junkie whose death looks like an accidental overdose, but the zeal of his pursuit is tempered by manifold obstacles: his ex-wife's sudden decision to impose upon him the disruptive custody of his two teenage daughters, his boss's insistence that he clear up a file of old, unsolved crimes, and his new partner's worries over an unexpected first pregnancy. This is a telling slice of Miami life, only coincidentally cop-life, whose gritty realism contributes to a good read. December 31Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more Review 'A top-notch crime novel... both tough and funny.'- The Washington Post'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford.'- Elmore Leonard'Pure pleasure... Mr. Willeford never puts a foot wrong.'- The New Yorker'Nobody writes like Charles Willeford... He is an original?funny, weird, and wonderful.'- James Crumley Read more See all Editorial Reviews