The Lake Effect (Milan Jacovich Mysteries #5) by Les Roberts

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Lake Effect by Les Roberts
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The Lake Effect

A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#5)

by Les Roberts

  • Softcover, 282 pages, 5.1 x 8 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-59851-005-8

#5 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .

Every Clevelander understands the lake effect, a weather condition that brings plenty of snow, especially in November when election time rolls around.

Milan Jacovich (it's pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich), the genial Cleveland private eye, has never been a political animal. But he owes a favor to mobster Victor Gaimari, and Milan always pays his debts. So he agrees to play watchdog over a mayoral election in suburban Lake Erie Shores in which dowdy housewife Barbara Corns is challenging incumbent Gayton True.

Everything seems calm on the surface—until True's wife, Princess, is run down in the street just outside downtown Cleveland's Tower City. It becomes obvious that there is more at stake than the mayor's chair in a quiet suburban city hall. And when he discovers that the True campaign has employed his old nemesis, disgraced ex-cop Al Drago, who carries a grudge a mile wide, Milan knows he's in for a lot rougher time of it than simply poll-watching.

Reviews
A real treat . . . If you've somehow missed this series, definitely give it a try . . . If you're already a fan, this book will delight you even further. — Mystery News
Packed with unusual heroes, villains, and political twists and turns . . . a mystery which defies predictability. — Midwest Book Review
The story is nicely fleshed out with characters so vivid you could probably pick them out on the Cleveland streets: Roberts describes them so well, even an out-of-towner knows where he stands. — Publisher's Weekly
This is one of the few mystery books I've read that I didn't completely figure out halfway through . . . Roberts's characters are colorful and intriguing. The plot is creative, the settings rich and varied and the writing literate, yet comfortable. — Hudson Hub-Times
Every Jacovich adventure is better than the last, and this one is no exception. An outstanding entry in an outstanding series, and a must for every mystery collection. (Starred review) — Booklist
The Lake Effect: A Milan Jacovich Mystery (#5), by Les Roberts
About Les Roberts
Les Roberts

Les Roberts is the author of 17 mystery novels featuring Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich, as well as 12 other books of fiction. The past president of both the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League, he came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood writing and producing television shows. He has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician, and a teacher. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio. More About Les Roberts

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Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Fiction, Cleveland Flats, Cleveland Mysteries, Cuyahoga County, Lake County, Little Italy, Mayfield Road, Milan Jacovich, Severance Hall, Strohs, University Circle,

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