Monk’s in California, in dire straits (no; not the band.) Sal Leon, the gangster, has him captive with an aim to maim. Bonnie may—or maybe not—be an accomplice to that goal, which isn’t a good thing, considering Monk was considering proposing.
Lou and Cassidy are still in Chicago, spying on crooked Aldermen, threatened by flooded basements and aggressive jocks. Their vacation suddenly cut short by having no money, they travel cross-country in a very hot car to find out why.
Can they rescue Monk? Does he need to be rescued? Is Bonnie involved in this somehow? And most important (especially to the always-avaricious Cassidy) Where’s the money?
There’s action, romance and the usual humor in the exciting third chapter of the Lou Fleener series.
I wrote my first novel in college at the University of Wyoming, played lead guitar in Pinky’s bar as a member of “Suzy Q and the Quad City Ramblers,” Got an English degree, then an engineering degree, worked a lot, got married to Traci (probably the best thing to ever happen), wrote several books with Raymond Dean White, retired recently from said engineering and started writing again.
Now I write cheerfully demented novels about con artists and overweight PIs, play guitar a lot (on a very well used and loved 1954 Martin D-18 (for those of you who have guitar lust–centerfold picture available on request) and generally am having the best retirement ever.