By Mike Resnick
Hard-luck gumshoe Eli Paxton is employed to discover a lacking cat—a vitally important cat, it seems, simply because its collar is studded with diamonds worthy a small fortune. What starts off as a regimen seek of animal shelters quickly turns into a dangerous trip via a murky underworld. the girl who employed Paxton is the rich widow of a lately murdered monetary adviser with an alias and mobster ties.
Eli reveals the cat, yet no longer the collar. finally, he's compelled to resolve an elaborate plot concerning a Bolivian drug cartel. On best of all this, the temperamental widow is likely to throw issues at Eli than pay him for his providers.
As he turns up one clue after one other, best him ever deeper right into a treacherous maze, Eli hopes, first, to outlive, after which to make adequate funds to find the money for a brand new transmission for his broken-down motor vehicle.
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