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When readers last caught up with Cooper MacLeish, it seemed as if he enjoyed nothing more than righting the wrongs of the past - whether it was his past or not. This time out, however, although the problem has nothing to do with him, the solution could prove very personal. After agreeing to something as simple as accompanying his newspaper reporter friend Melvin Moreland o ...more
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Jim
Dec 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I didn't like this so much. A couple chapters into it, I decided it was OK. Beyond that, I liked it quite a bit.

The book has two protagonists: Cooper MacLeish, a tough guy in a relationship and a midlife crisis, and Mel Moreland, a seemingly washed-up journalist for an unnamed Chicago newspaper. (My guess, it's the Sun-Times, but it doesn't matter.) Mel asks his pal Cooper to come with him to meet a client. The journalist has received a death-threat and is in need of company. Cooper st
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James
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clever and smart, but not cute, with strong a 1940'ish film noir feel. One could easily imagine Bogey in the main roles with Peter Lorre, of course, as the murderer with a limp. Reaves' writing is erudite, the banter witty, with the end-game triple plot twist that's almost too pretzely at the end. (Remember, even Dashiell Hammett didn't know who killed one of his victims in "The Maltese Falcon".) And a sweet wrap-up at the end. This book is even better, I suspect, if you know something of Chicag ...more
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Aka Dominic Martell.

Sam Reaves has written eight novels, most set in Chicago, and co-authored the true crime memoir Mob Cop. Under the name Dominic Martell he has penned a European-based suspense trilogy. Reaves has traveled widely in Europe and the Middle East but has lived in the Chicago area most of his life. He has worked as a teacher and a translator.
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