Mac Detective Series 05: The Brave, Bad Girls, Thomas B. Dewey (epub/Kindle/pdf)
"Dewey's story twists are fresh and the violence is realistic rather than sensational. Mac is one of our best private eyes and this adventure is honest and exciting." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers!" -- Bill Pronzini
P.I.s are not easily surprised, but Mac was surprised. The girl was too lovely, the price she was willing to pay too high, and her story didn't ring true. But she was badly frightened, so Mac, ever the gentleman, agreed to take the case.
"Mac has been called one of the most believable and humane PI's in crime fiction. He is reluctant to use either his gun or his fists, but will do so when the situation demands it, or in self-defense; he doesn't merely solve his clients' cases, but provides moral support and sympathy as well; and perhaps most notable of all, Mac feels, and is not afraid to show itópain, loss, sorrow, loneliness." --thrillingdetective.com