Death and Taxes, by Thomas B. Dewey (epub/Kindle/pdf)
When Mac, renowned Chicago private eye, took on his newest case, it looked like he was going to earn an easy ten grand fee. His assignment was to deliver one million dollars in cool cash to the daughter of his client, notorious ex-gangster Marco Paul, upon the man's eventual death.
However, Mac's client was a cold corpse before he had a chance to tell Mac where the money was stashed.
From then on, his life wasn't worth two cents. Someone thought Mac knew the whereabouts of the cash, and decided to use some strongarm tactics to get it out of him. Mac had to pin down both the killer and the money fast, now that his days were numbered -- for someone wanted him very, very dead...
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