#16 within the Milan Jacovich secret sequence . . .
An outsized urge for food for nice eating, flashy matches, and Las Vegas name women has made Cleveland councilman Bert Loftus the objective of media scrutiny and an FBI research which may finish his profession. Now he says anyone is making an attempt to kill him. desirous to determine his attacker yet now not so wanting to paintings with the police officers, Loftus turns to non-public investigator Milan Jacovich (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) for support.
A operating P.I. cannot manage to pay for to be too picky approximately his consumers, so Milan takes the job—though he’s now not vulnerable to take Loftus’s tale heavily. no less than it is going to be a chance to damage in his new worker, younger powder-keg Kevin "K.O." O'Bannion.
Milan and K.O. fast realize that anything smells fishy—and it isn’t simply the Whiskey Island Marina, the place neighborhood energy agents down dear beverages in entrance of Lake Erie sunsets. Loftus and a number of other Cleveland landlords seem to be fascinated by anything a lot darker than a standard cash-for-favors exchange.
After a kinky name lady is located lifeless close to the Cleveland Zoo and mystery intercourse tapes are came upon in her downtown high-rise, Milan and K.O. needs to stick with a path of bribes, bullet casings, and debauchery to discover the killer and discover the real risk amid the muck of neighborhood govt corruption.
Luckily they've got assistance from Cleveland police detective Tobe Blaine, a tough-as-nails officer lately relocated from Cincinnati. She and Milan group up of their look for clues and notice they've got even more in universal than crime . . .
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