In You Know Who Killed Me,
by multiple award-winning author Loren D. Estleman, Amos Walker is at
low ebb. Just released from a rehab clinic, the Detroit private
detective has to marshal his energies to help solve a murder in Iroquois
Heights, his least favorite town.
The area is flooded with
billboards rented by the widow of Donald Gates, an ordinary suburbanite
found shot to death in his basement on New Year’s Eve: “YOU KNOW WHO
KILLED ME!” they read, above the number of the sheriff’s tip line.
Complicating matters is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the
arrest and conviction of the murderer, offered by an anonymous donor
through the dead man’s place of worship.
Initially hired by the sheriff’s
department to run down anonymous tips, Walker investigates further. The
trail leads to former fellow employee Yuri Yako, a Ukrainian mobster,
relocated to the area through the U.S. Marshals’ Witness Protection
Shadowed by government operatives,
at odds with the sheriff, and struggling with his addiction, Walker
soldiers on, in spite of bodies piling up and the fact that almost
everyone involved with the case is lying to him.