TONIGHT I SAID GOODBYE (Private Investigators-US-Cont) – Ex Koryta, Michael – 1st in series
Thomas Dunne Books, 2004 – Hardcover

Private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard have been hired by John Weston to provide that his son, also a private investigator, did not commit suicide and to locate his missing daughter-in-law and granddaughter. With the help of journalist Amy Ambrose, the case involves them with one of the city's wealthiest citizens, the FBI and the Russian mafia.

Michael Koryta admits he is a huge fan of Dennis Lehane, which does show in his writing. Koryta is 22 years old, which does not show. The difference is, rather than the psychopathic sidekick, this is a pair of ex-cops, one young who was fired, and his mentor partner who retired. They are a great team. There is good sense of place, excellent dialogue and escalating tension with a twist at the end. This is an excellent debut and a very good read.

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