Title: American Detective
Author: Loren D. Estleman
Hired by former Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller to break up his daughter’s romance with Hilary Bairn, a presumed fortune-hunter, Amos Walker gets more than he bargained for when Fuller’s daughter turns up dead.
Walker is led to a meeting with a casino owner, who tells him Bairn owed money to a loan shark. The loan shark tells Walker that he is not the only one after Bairn. Soon Walker finds himself on the run from crooked cops and vile gangsters. Every time Walker thinks he’s solved the case, he finds out he is farther from the truth than when he started. This case will take all of Walker’s cunning, and will prove to be his greatest trial ever!