Motor City Blue is the first of Loren D. Estleman’s Amos Walker books I’ve ever read.
The book involves what seem to be three separate cases. An aging Detroit mob boss hires Walker to find his missing stepdaughter. The police investigate the murder of a prominent union politician. And two men murder Walker’s old Vietnam commander.
Walker plays against, not just the police, but also army intelligence.
As the complex story unfolds, the three cases intertwine. They lead Walker into the world of prostitution and pornography.
For me, the solution was a genuine surprise.
This story has several chase scenes. Different bad guys get the drop on Walker more than once. And the book contains one murder after another, I have no idea how many.
In other words, it is non-stop action of the private-eye type.
I don’t know where I’ve been all of Loren D. Estleman’s writing life. The Walker books are popular, and Estleman has written a lot of them, but for some reason, I never picked one up.
I have some catching up to do.