By Brett Halliday
A disappearing corpse attracts Mike Shayne into political guerilla warfare
A 12 months after marrying the hardest PI in Miami, Phyllis Shayne longs for a couple of weeks by myself together with her husband. She and Mike are approximately to board a educate to big apple whilst a shopper indicates up on the door. Her face grey and her voice slurred, the mysterious girl passes out ahead of she's capable of get via her tale. Mike incorporates the stranger to his spare bed room and, attempting to store his spouse from fear, tells Phyllis to head directly to the educate station with out him; he'll meet her in a number of days. whilst he is going again to ascertain at the lady, she is lifeless, with one in every of her stockings wrapped tightly round her throat. whatever is fishy, yet it's approximately to get way more advanced while the physique disappears.
The lady arrived simply after Mike took a choice from Sam Marsh, an in depth buddy who's in a mayoral race that's approximately to show bloody. to avoid wasting his friend's crusade and maintain himself out of reformatory, Mike must locate the killer—but he'll need to locate the physique first.
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