Ethyl Smut, everyone agreed, deserved to die. Drugs, child abuse, a life wasted. But murder is murder and killers must be brought to justice. But when a second body is unearthed in Ethyl's shallow grave and the nightmarish George LeBrun also finds his way to Ike's desk, things get messy fast. Then there is Ethyl's missing daughter, Darla, who could testify against some important people if she were found. And as if Ike hadn't enough on his plate, former CIA coworkers Karl Hedrick and Sam arrive to investigate the source of the second body. It's like old home week in Picketsville. Finally, there is the ongoing saga of Ike and Ruth's engagement that friend and foe alike insist be settled one way or another. Can Ike solve these cases before his altar date?
by Frederick Ramsay
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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