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Conway Sax is back in a thrilling and heartrending new novel from critically acclaimed, Edgar-nominated author Steve Ulfelder
Conway Sax is a man on a mission-this time in Los Angeles, where he uses his race-driving experience in a desperate bid to rescue Kenny Spoon, a washed-up TV star who's been kidnapped. It's a favor for Kenny's mother Eudora, Conway's dear friend and a fellow member of the Barnburners, his tight-knit maverick AA group.
After hauling Kenny back to Massachusetts, Conway finds himself caught between Eudora and her two sons: Kenny, and Harmon, a cop who resents his talented, troubled half-brother. Each member of the Spoon family distrusts and even despises the others, it seems... and each has a past full of dark secrets that may explain why.
While Conway tries to learn why Kenny was kidnapped and protect him from further harm, a shocking murder devastates this complex, all-too-human family. Conway vows to find the killer and avenge the death, but each clue only points to more suspects.
Things get even more complicated when Conway, separated from his girlfriend Charlene, begins a passionate affair that can't help but cloud his judgment. The more secrets he uncovers, the more danger he's in as this masterfully written page-turner builds to a wrenching confrontation.
"Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage is tough and full of heart, just like its hero, Conway Sax. It's fast-paced, hard-edged, and so authentic that you can almost feel the grit beneath your fingernails." -Meg Gardiner, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Tracer
Edgar-finalist Ulfelder's stellar fourth mystery Conway Sax mystery (after 2013's Shotgun Lullaby) takes the auto mechanic and sometime PI from his usual Massachusetts haunts to Los Angeles, where he has gone to locate Kenny Spoon, a has-been actor, at the request of Spoon's mother. Sax manages to rescue Spoon from the Van Nuys headquarters of the Los Bajamaros gang, and get him back home. Lobo Soto, the gang's leader, ends up in the Bay State as well. Murder, local tensions about a casino initiative, and a potential new love-interest all keep Sax hopping, but Ulfelder skillfully integrates them in the service of a fair-play whodunit. Sax, a Spenser-like paladin more plausible than Robert B. Parker's original Spenser, makes mistakes that are front and center and whose consequences resonate from book to book. Fans will be interested to see what effect this entry's hard knocks on Sax's soul have down the line.