A Long Cold Fall
“Gritty…brutal…fiercer than the wind that knifes in from Lake Michigan… a smartly paced mystery, full of terse, adrenalized action and punchy writing.” People
“Smashing…credible…satisfying…new voices are always welcome, and Sam Reaves’ first mystery is an exemplary beginning.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Sam Reaves is too good, he makes me nervous. A LONG COLD FALL is as hard and muscular as the early Hammett, and as full of promise.”
Robert B. Parker
A lifetime ago, Vietnam vet and Chicago cab driver Cooper MacLeish shared a night of passion with beautiful Vivian Horstmann. And now she’s dead– just another police statistic in a violent, heartless town. Though the cops call Vivian’s long, cold fall from her twenty-third floor apartment window a suicide, Cooper has his doubts– especially when a nameless killer lurking in the shadows is eager to silence the overly inquisitive cabby as permanently as possible. Now Cooper will need all his war-honed skills to survive in the urban jungle– and to save Vivian’s boy…a frightened teenager who might be his son.