Publisher: William F. Brown
Pete Talbott is a harried Boston computer wonk still grieving over the death of his wife when he finds himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini’s .45 reading his own obituary torn from the morning newspaper. Talbott figures it is all a big mistake, until Parini shows him his wife’s obituary too. That is a mystery which Pete Talbott can’t leave well-enough alone in this murder mystery conspiracy thriller. Someone with a scalpel and embalming table is planting bodies under other people’s names. It doesn’t take Pete long to learn that the only things that thrive in dark places on a steady diet of b… s… are good mushrooms and really bad government. The hunt for who is behind it and why leads Pete to Sandy Kasmarek, a kick-ass art gallery attendant on Chicago’s stylish North Michigan Avenue, whose late and unlamented husband is also one of them. With a photographer’s eye ...