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The Blind Pig (Detective Sergeant Mulheisen #2)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The Blind Pig opens as a cop kills an armed intruder and two hit men shoot a jukebox. It would seem an open-and-shut case, but the deceased turns out to have been a hit man for the mob, and Mul finds himself smack in the middle of a gun-running plot. Meanwhile, a "delicious kumquat" of a woman is using her own brand of ammo on Mulheisen in the after-hours world of Detroit ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 14th 2000 by Grove Press (first published 1978)
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James Thane
This is the second novel in the series by Jon A. Jackson featuring Detroit Detective Sergeant "Fang" Mulheisen and his nemesis, hit man Joe Service. This early in the series, Service is still on the perimeter of the action; he's more aware of Mulheisen than Mulheisen is of him, but the detective is aware of the fact that some clever, sinister force is lurking out there on the edge of the action.

The case opens when a police patrolman answers a burglary call and shoots to death a man who had broke
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An excellent book.
Few people write a procedural as smoothly and efficiently as Jackson. This second book in the "Fang" Mulheisen series is no exception. The pace moves at a steady clip with no wasted effort. And he captures Detroit beautifully.

Jackson does exactly what you want from an author. He makes it look easy, making the reader completely forget that the whole story was actually constructed and written down. The neutrality of his voice allows the characters and their interactions to shine.

If you haven't dis
Had to read this because James Crumley calls it "one of the finest detective novels ever written." (Both Crumley and Jackson were in the Writers Workshop at Iowa. Re that, Jackson has a once-mentioned, off-screen character in this book named Raymond Carver who's murdered in an arms heist!) A fine procedural. Great 70s Detroit local color. Memorable characters. I haven't read any other Jackson to know how Blind Pig compares to his other work, but this one's a winner.
THE BLIND PIG (Pol Proc-Sgt. Mulheisen-Michigan-Cont) - VG
Jackson, Jon A. - 2nd in series

From Fantastic Fiction: When a police officer shoots an armed intruder, who turns out to be a mob hitman, and two other contract killers attack a jukebox, Detective Sergeant Mulheisen finds himself caught in the middle of a gun-running scheme.

I have trouble connecting with the protagonist but the plot was definitely better in this second book than was in the first.
Jim Crocker
Fantastic book. All of Jon's books are winner. And a Great Missoula, Montana, Author - for a Detroit guy.
John Treanor
Decent. Didn't like it as much as the first, but will check out the next.
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Jon A. Jackson grew up in northern Michigan and Detroit and currently lives in Missoula, Montana.
His middle initial A is for Anthony.
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