By Linda Barnes
permit move from the Beantown police strength for insubordination, six-foot-tall, redheaded ex-cop, part-time taxi driving force, and neophyte inner most eye Carlotta Carlyle is prepared for enterprise. Her first consumer is the genteel and aged Margaret Devens, whose brother, Eugene, one of many final in a handful of Boston’s getting older Irish cabbies, has without notice vanished.
The case might be a cinch. Carlotta is familiar with the territory. She even knew Eugene. but if Margaret is attacked, Carlotta fears the disappearance is only one hitch in a much bigger scheme. Trolling the neighborhood pubs for clues isn’t going to hack it. specially while she unearths herself at odds with the FBI and a Mafia-connected former lover. As a moonlighting cabbie, Carlotta is familiar with the streets good. yet even she has no suggestion simply how harmful a direction she’s taken . . .
Winner of the yankee secret Award and nominated for either the Edgar and Shamus Awards, this primary ebook within the sequence is “beautifully plotted, intriguing, relocating, and leavened with wit” (Robert B. Parker).
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