Special Delivery: A Case for Nick Polo Hardcover – Dec 1992
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From Publishers Weekly
Nick Polo, Kennealy's ex-cop/ex-con San Francisco-based PI, narrates his seventh caper--after last year's Green with Envy --smoothly, earnestly and with a note of sanctimony now and then. Polo's millionaire friend Raymond Singh hires him to deliver a cashier's check for $60,000, as well as a letter and an audiotape (both in Hindi), to his cousin Gurbeep "Gordy" Singh in London. After finally connecting with the elusive Gordy, Nick accompanies one of his associates to a seedy nightclub, where he soon realizes that the "slave auction" he's witnessing is for real. The gentlemanly Nick must fight his way out, but the next day he's questioned about the murder of a clerk of Gordy's. Nick is allowed to return to San Francisco, where Raymond's terrified teenage niece tells him that her uncle has vanished. With his reporter friend Jane, Nick tracks a suspected child prostitution ring and faces danger in a newly built fortress-like palace in the country before Kennealy wraps things up with a neat, if fiery, resolution on a yacht near Vancouver.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Jerry Kennealy has worked as a police officer, as well as a licensed private investigator, adding great authenticity to his novels. Besides the Polo mysteries, two of which have been nominated for Shamus Awards, he's written several non-series thrillers lately. He's a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Private Eye Writers of America. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.