From Library Journal
A teenaged girl shows up on Rockford's doorstep claiming to be his daughter and asking for his help: her stepfather may have killed her mother. The second title in the "Rockford Files" series, this is substantial fare for fans of the old TV show.
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When Jim Rockford discovers that the girl he finds sleeping on the deck of his trailer just may be his daughter, he feels obligated to help her determine if her mother, Jim's old flame, has been murdered by her husband. Armed with little but a letter from the girl's mother and a fatherly sense of obligation, Rockford launches an investigation, which soon entangles him in a web of Mob informants, poetry-quoting hit men, crooked cops, and a compromised witness-protection program. While Rockford investigates, Angel Martinez runs a scam in which he pretends to be a descendant of the Spanish master Velazquez and paints portraits of the well-heeled. It's an amusing subplot that Kaminsky--author of the long-running Toby Peters mystery series--deftly weaves into the more menacing main plot. Much like William Harrington's Columbo series (see review on p.782), Kaminsky takes a popular television character, adds depth and more intricate plotting than the small screen permits, and delivers an entertaining and immensely satisfying reading experience. Wes Lukowsky