Racing to find a killer before he strikes again, an unlikely investigator is haunted by an even more unlikely source in this gripping crime novel
“Clark writes well and has created some amusingly zany characters.” — Publishers Weekly on Clean Sweep
It’s the summer of 1985 and mechanic Steve Mahoney is dreaming big about owning his own shop. He’s getting there as slowly as possible, working one night shift at a time for a local towing company. One night, called to retrieve a car from the murky Red River, Mahoney finds the replacement body to his prized but damaged ’67 Camaro. There’s also a body inside the car, handcuffed to the steering wheel. Mahoney’s able to snap the Camaro up cheap at a salvage auction, but once he’s restored the car to its former glory, he discovers that its last driver is standard spectral equipment on his new ride, and she’s not leaving until she finds out who sent her to a watery grave.
Mahoney’s Camaro is a gritty, fast-paced crime novel that will appeal to fans of Ron Corbett and Stuart MacBride. Combining expertise in the automotive world and a passion for storytelling, Michael J. Clark delivers an action-packed joyride that will grip you until the last page.
Set in Winnipeg in the summer of 1985, this offbeat crime novel from Canadian author Clark (Clean Sweep) initially rumbles along as slowly as the truck Steve Mahoney drives for Hook Me Up, a towing company that engages in lucrative sidelines in illegal drug distribution and prostitution. Mahoney, seemingly the only non-crook on the staff, has been sent to pick up a car that drove off a bridge into the Red River. He arrives to find Detective-Sergeant Milroy and a covey of Winnipeg PD officers waiting for him. He pulls a Camaro from the muddy water and watches while the police remove the lifeless body of the driver. Milroy, after a cursory glance, declares the death a suicide. The car ends up at a salvage auction, where Mahoney puts in the winning bid. He gets the car, along with much more than he bargained for as the action speeds up with escalating capers and counter capers involving bad cops, pushers, pimps, sex workers, murderers, and even ghosts. Those looking for a giddy, goofy adventure will have fun.