(From the publisher):
Ernest DeWalt has every right to feel reclusive. He can't drink, he can't make love, he has lost all faith in a world gone mad with violence and greed. With all his old coping mechanisms now denied him, DeWalt, a private investigator turned novelist, attempts to flee the corruption of both professions by accepting a sinecure at a small rural college in Pennsylvania. He wants only to live a quiet, unencumbered life from now on and to be left alone to tend to his wounds.
But the rhythms of DeWalt's past continue to throb. And even in small towns, where the wounded go to hide, men are murdered, lovers disappear, and the innocent cry out for help...
Original title: An Occasional Hell
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Arcane And Academic Thrillers