Ed Lynskey’s The Zinc Zoo: A P.I. Frank Johnston Mystery
Older and wiser, P.I. Frank Johnson, in his fifth outing, has moved to the
Washington, D.C. suburbs where he’s lived with his fiancé Dreema Atkins. Times
are lean. No new P.I. cases have rolled Frank’s way since his return from
Ankara, Turkey. His old boss, the flamboyant and wealthy attorney Robert Gatlin
is marrying Frank’s last client, Lois Mercedes, and Frank has his reasons for
giving Lois a wide berth.
Finally, a missing person case comes up when Zani Huang hires Frank to search
for her husband Bao. Frank begins his investigation, but things get sticky when
he discovers Zani’s landlord, Kasper Peres, with a fatal slug in his chest. Then
Zani vanishes and with her Frank’s alibi when the police decide to charge him
for Peres’ murder.
So, Frank takes it on the lam with his old bounty hunter pal Gerald Peyton to
get some answers real fast. They run up against more dead bodies, and a ruthless
gang of bank robbers desperate to find a hidden cache of money. Catastrophic
changes rock Frank’s world before he can reach any sort of a resolution.
Book 4 of the P.I. Frank Johnston series
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