Gumshoe Rock (The Mortimer Angel Series #4) (Hardcover)
Oceanview Publishing, 9781608093304, 368pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
USA Today best-selling author
“Mortimer Angel is my favorite private eye.”—John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author
Early in July, northern Nevada’s senior Internal Revenue Service agent, Ronald Soranden—disliked by every agent in the Reno IRS office—vanished without a trace. In September, he makes a dramatic reappearance, of sorts. His skull—stripped clean and white—is dropped through the slashed top of a Mustang convertible. The vehicle belongs to Lucy Landry, PI Mortimer Angel’s gorgeous young assistant now working with him on a seemingly unrelated embezzlement case. But Mort is a former IRS field agent in Reno. He’d done his time during the tyrannical reign of Soranden, quitting, he says, “when I discovered I have a soul.” Now that his former boss’s head has appeared, he and Lucy find them themselves under the annoying surveillance of a pair of IRS enforcement agents.
When the FBI are brought in to investigate the murder, Mort and Lucy realize shocking details about their own case—primarily Soranden’s involvement. It becomes evident that events and suspects of the embezzlement case and Soranden’s murder are heavily entangled with those enmeshed in an ugly case of blackmail. Mort and Lucy are roped tighter and tighter into the Soranden investigation while they grapple with the deadliest situation of their PI careers. Mortimer Angel has been in harrowing, lethal situations before and has suffered incalculable losses, but none more horrifying than the trap embedded in Gumshoe Rock.
About the Author
USA Today best-selling author Rob Leininger grew up in California prior to joining the Navy. Leininger served aboard heavy cruisers during the Vietnam War and also at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. He received a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and worked on Trident missiles for Hercules, and “black” defense projects for Northrop Corp. Gumshoe Rock is his fourth novel in the best-selling Mortimer Angel Gumshoe series. Leininger taught high school math for twelve years before retiring to write novels full time. He now resides in northwest Montana.
Praise For Gumshoe Rock (The Mortimer Angel Series #4)…
Praise for the Gumshoe series:
“Mortimer Angel is my new favorite private eye.”—John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author
“The Mort Angel books are instant PI classics–smart, slick, charming, and highly recommended.”—Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author
“Once this novel is picked up, the reader will be reluctant to put it down…bring on the next adventure, Mr. Leininger. We’ll be waiting!”—New York Journal of Books
“A high-spirited pipe dream of nonstop wisecracks, female pulchritude, and physical combat.”—Kirkus Reviews
“So delightful are [Mort and Lucy's] scenes together that we’re sorry the two have to get to work. A high-speed, easy-reading narrative.”—Booklist- -