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The Midnight Man (Amos Walker #3)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  162 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A policeman falls in the line of duty, and Detroit PI Amos walker searches for the shootersA routine case puts Amos Walker on the highway to Ann Arbor, but the trip turns deadly just a few miles outside of Detroit. Tailing a trucker suspected of faking hijackings, Walker does his best to keep a safe distance, but is recognized anyway. The trucker runs him off the road, and ...more
ebook, 243 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (first published 1982)
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Thomas Todd
I'm really enjoying this Amos Walker detective series. This is the 3rd in a long running series and the second I've read. Amos seems to have a knack for getting roughed up on a regular basis. This was published in the early '80's based out of Detroit and it eerily could read for something happening as recent as this summer, almost 35 years later. Just goes to show how much has really changed in that time span. This book involved a lot of racial unrest, murders and those seeking vengence for the ...more
Chris
Mar 02, 2013 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5-Another solid addition to this series, I will read them all eventually. Old school crime noir with a hard boiled wise cracking PI, better than average for the genre.
Jack Laschenski
Aug 22, 2016 Jack Laschenski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Typical, violent Amos Walker novel.

Noir Detroit. Race and racism squared.

Twisted plot.

Walker gets beat up again and again - why is he still walking?

Totally immesive!
Wayne Zurl
Jan 14, 2016 Wayne Zurl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE MIDNIGHT MAN by Loren D. Estleman…..Loren Estleman writes classic hard-boiled PI fiction slicker than black ice on the Long Island Expressway.

This 3rd book of the Amos Walker series begins with the murder of two Detroit cops and the crippling of another by a hold-over black militant group. The crippled sergeant once did Walker a favor, so he agrees to do a little pro bono work and find the last remaining fugitive from the group who carried out the attack. They want Walker to bring him back
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Jim
Feb 17, 2014 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first of the gumshoe Amos Walker books I've read. Been a fan ever since. Way back in 1987 there was this place called "The Worlds Biggest Bookstore" in Toronto. That's where I first encountered this character. People where out and about more in literary haunts in those pre-internet days.
Vickie
Jul 22, 2012 Vickie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More Detroit noir, very Chandleresque. I found myself wondering, though, if this novel was a snapshot of the era and place (1980s Detroit) or racist. I'm going to give the next book in the series a try before I make a judgment.
Kenneth
Jul 05, 2012 Kenneth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
pretty decent mystery/thriller novel. hard-boiled dialogue.
I hadn't heard of the author before and I may wind up checking out some more of his work.
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Loren D. Estleman is an American writer of detective and Western fiction. He writes with a manual typewriter.

Estleman is most famous for his novels about P.I. Amos Walker. Other series characters include Old West marshal Page Murdock and hitman Peter Macklin. He has also written a series of novels about the history of crime in Detroit (also the setting of his Walker books.) His non-series works in
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