In "Cat on a Cold Tin Roof,” private investigator Eli Paxton may be down on his luck, but he's not out. When Eli gets a phone call requesting his presence at a murder crime scene in a very affluent area of Cincinnati, he's certain the job will give him the money he needs to buy a new transmission and repair his old Ford.
Eli learns the murder victim was a financial advisor to a Chicago Mafia family, was subpoenaed to testify against them, and is worth at least ten million dollars. His assignment, in a snowstorm in the middle of the night, is to find the widow’s missing cat. Eli finds and returns the cat, but is accused by the widow of stealing the cat’s collar, which is studded with diamonds worth millions.
When Eli is approached by Chicago Mafia enforcer Val Sorrentino with a partnership deal, he realizes how many people are looking for the diamonds and have motive for the murder. While the police are busy looking for the killer, Eli searches for the diamonds. He hopes that with any luck at all, he’ll find the jewels before his new Mafia partner, the widow who hired him, or the three shooters from a Bolivian drug cartel who are shadowing his every move.
"Cat on a Cold Tin Roof" is a quick and easy read filled with twists and turns that will keep you entertained and guessing from beginning to end. The characters are so believable you'd think they were your neighbors, friends, family. If you like your private investigators to be a little old fashioned (no computers, cell phones or GPS), smart, but with a sense of humor, then you're in for a treat.
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