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From the writer described as “a worthy successor to Chandler” (Michael Connelly), the follow-up to Shortcut Man, featuring Dick Henry, is a rousing tale of sin and salvation in the City of Angels.
Dick Henry is the Shortcut Man, assisting people with their sticky
situations in the belief that the shortest answer to many problems may
not always be legal. In Tribulations of the Shortcut Man, he reluctantly provides assistance to an old girlfriend, pole dancer Pussy Grace.
After Pussy’s boyfriend, rich and famous developer and septuagenarian
Art Lewis, has inexplicably cut off communication with her, Dick and
Puss enter Lewis’s mansion disguised as gas company employees to
investigate. Everything quickly goes to hell. Dick and Puss flee,
leaving the very dead Art Lewis behind. Dick anticipates arrest until
news breaks the next morning: Art Lewis has just gotten married
and is now enjoying his honeymoon. Realizing a conspiracy is afoot,
Dick must navigate his way through the underbelly of Los Angeles and a
motley crew of miscreants in pursuit of justice.
“Filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the
most rabid noir fan” (Associated Press), p. g. sturges’s Shortcut Man
series is hard-boiled crime at its best.