Seeing the Elephant ( #5) by Les Roberts

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Seeing the Elephant by Les Roberts
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Seeing the Elephant

A Saxon Mystery (#5)

by Les Roberts

#5 in the Saxon mystery series.

Saxon returns to his hometown, Chicago, where one of his oldest pals, cop Gavin Cassidy, has died of a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol in a cheap hotel. Saxon arrives for the funeral to find his old crowd—and the old town—much changed. He also encounters rumors that Gavin's death might not have been accidental. Had Gavin Cassidy, a career cop, finally “seen the elephant” (police parlance for becoming involved in a life-threatening situation), and been unable to extricate himself before it was too late? Saxon's unofficial investigation into his friend's death is hindered by the still strong Chicago police machine bosses—and by his long estranged, ex-con father.

Facile but oddly touching in the father-son rapprochement scenes. A semi-hardboiled trip down memory lane, then, guided by a capable old pro. — Kirkus Reviews
Provides an intriguing overview of Chicago ward politics [and] the deromanticizing of an old relationship as well as an interesting mystery. — Publishers Weekly
Seeing the Elephant: A Saxon Mystery (#5), by Les Roberts
About Les Roberts
Les Roberts

Les Roberts is the author of 18 mystery novels featuring Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 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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