Cat and Mouse (A Brock Callahan Mystery)
William Campbell Gault
To hit Brock the place it hurts the main, a vengeful stranger ambitions the folks he loves
It starts off with the useless cat. Ex-private investigator Brock Callahan unearths the Siamese via his mailbox, its throat minimize, and assumes it's a message from a few criminal he positioned away some time past. quickly a letter arrives—"The cat was once first. who's second?"—and Brock is familiar with the hazard isn't any shaggy dog story. He hires his protégé, the formidable younger detective Corey Raleigh, to aid him protect his spouse and housekeeper, yet Corey has issues of his personal. the child detective is set to get an within examine the workings of legal justice.
The police officers locate Corey no longer faraway from Brock's house—half-conscious with a gun in his hand and a useless guy at his ft. It's an visible frame-up, yet to transparent Corey's identify Brock should locate the true killer, and lock him away ahead of his spouse meets an identical destiny because the unlucky Siamese.
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