When Buck Schatz was told by his wife, Rose, to visit an old war mate on his death bed in the hospital, Buck had no interest in going. He was in his late 80’s, an ex-cop who hadn’t been a cop for over 30 years, and with a memory that wasn’t doing what it should, just wanted to be left alone. But of course, Rose got her way, and when Jim confessed to Buck that he’d let their arch enemy, the prison camp commandant, go free with a car load of gold bars, on receipt of one of those same bars, Buck was furious.
With Jim’s son-in-law, and the Reverend Kind both pushing Buck to search for the elusive Nazi and the gold, as they wanted their cut, Buck got his grandson, Tequila (Billy) to help him out. And so began the search across the state for the elusive (and very old) Heinrich Ziegler, and those bars of gold. When bodies started appearing, and the cop in charge of the investigation seemed to think Buck and Tequila were acting very suspiciously, things began to get complicated.
Can Buck and Tequila discover who is causing the problems and murdering innocent people, before they end up in jail themselves?
This book was an unusual one, with Buck being the age he was, and him thinking he could still do ‘cop things’ even though, once again, he was that age! It was also quite funny in places, causing me to laugh out loud on occasion. I quite enjoyed Don’t Ever Get Old!