|Flat Spin (2012) [Novel]|
by David Freed
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(From the publisher):
Based in sunny Rancho Bonita-"California's Monico" as the city's moneyed minions like to call it-Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased, Savannah's late husband, is, after all, Arlo Echevarria, the man she left Logan for.
Logan and Echevarria were once comrades-in-arms assigned to a top-secret military assassination team known as "Alpha." Though Savannah was never privy to the gritty details of their assignment, she suspects that Echevarria's death must be related to the work he did for the government. The only problem is, the LAPD can find no record of Echevarria ever having toiled for Uncle Sam. Savannah wants Logan to tell the police what he knows. At first, he refuses, but then, relying on a small aging airplane, the "Ruptured Duck," and on the skills he hned working for the government, Logan doggedly hunts Echevarra's killer.
His trail takes him from the glitzy Las Vegas Strip to the most dangerous gettos of inner-city Oakland, from darkened, Russian mafia haunts in West Los Angeles to the deserts of Arizona. Along the way, Logan is stalked by a mysterious motorists who repeatedly tries to kill him. But that's not the least of his problems. It is his love-hate relationship with Savannah, a woman Logan continues to pine for in spite of himself, that threatens to consume him.
Original title: Flat Spin
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense