|About the Book|
This is the third book of the Sammy Shovel mystery series ( a detective who finds what villain turned pure innocence into public enemy number one).“James is surmount with his third book in the Sammy Shovel series Waif” —Publisher’s WeeklyBookMoreThis is the third book of the Sammy Shovel mystery series ( a detective who finds what villain turned pure innocence into public enemy number one).“James is surmount with his third book in the Sammy Shovel series Waif” —Publisher’s WeeklyBook Synopsis:Peggy is shot full of holes. Sammy takes one near the neck and one in the thigh when two of his cases collide.A waif, Zoë Hummerstein, hires Detective Sammy Shovel to solve a twenty-two year old murder that her father was accused of. Zoë made certain her makeup and clothes were chosen with care before she stepped into the private investigator’s office. Sobbing, Zoë tells her story of a hit-and-run took that took place in San Francisco- not only was her father accused of murdering his wholesale liquor business competitor, but also having an affair with a woman from Oakland. Her fathers young business partner, Tony Lucchesi had taken over the business and married a woman named Linda from the east coast- a New Jersey Mafioso’s daughter.Zoë knew the only way to solve the mystery was for Sammy to find the mistress and Linda.Sammy feels the case seems straightforward and it will be simple enough to prove her father innocent. But Sammy soon learns there are things Zoë didnt tell him- her mother died six months after Linda took over the company, L&T Liquors, and the man, Tony is somehow different.Sammy learns an astonishing truth- Linda had been paying Zoës mother a secret monthly stipends. When her mother died, Zoë lost her cash cow.But when the waifs case slams into another, they explode into a fantastic struggle of such magnitude that it leaves Sammy in totally dismay.The leads will take him on a perilous journey from seemingly unrelated warehouse robberies in San Francisco to a ghastly murder in Oregon.Like some of Sammys other cases, Waif is filled with lies and murderous greed, but when he finds the police corruption aspect, he knows Herman Ziece, Zoë’s father, was railroaded for murder. But Sammy needs proof. It came in sealed vials of DNA samples taken years before by a funeral operator. The DNA proves the extraordinary circumstances of the case. However, It almost gets him killed when he falls into a well-laid trap. Regardless of the risks, Sammy Shovel delves into every case with equal gusto—to find out why pure innocent people turns into public enemy number one.Growing more suspicious with each—now provocative— visit from Zoë, Sammy finds her high school yearbook, and it all becomes clear and the answer was right in front of him from start.Bullets, threats, and seduction wont stop Sammy Shovel from unraveling the truth.