Jack Bayes has created an interesting premise. A man sleeps with a married woman, then leaves the home later on that night. The next day, the woman and the husband are murdered.
Morocco Jones is hired by this man to find out who committed the murder. The story is built though several fight and action scenes. Evidently, the key to this is a man who is an alcoholic and is held hostage by a criminal syndicate.
Jack Bayes is a great writer. His description of scenes and people are at the top of his game. Not a lot of detective work in finding out who committed the crime. The tension in the book only gets better when several people are being blackmailed.
I thought there was a flaw in describing one of the hitmen. His name is Chaco. The description seemed unbelievable to me and I think it took away from the story. I think that if you want to describe a dangerous man as being over 7 feet tall and having the body of a football player, that would be all you need. Bayes took that to a different level and I was disappointed by that.
It’s not a long book - 144 pages. I still enjoy Jack Bayes as a writer and thought the book was filled with enough suspense, drama, and action to be worth four stars.