Five Star, Jan 2005, 25.95, 244 pp.
40 year old Evan is co-owner of Collette's Antiques, a store that specializes in seventeenth and eighteenth century French and Italian furnishings. In spite of this being a younger man's game, Evan also works as a bounty hunter for Chicago bails bondsman Charlie Mead. Charlie asks Evan to bring back lawyer Barry McDermott who skipped the Windy City with a $300,000 bond to free him from jail as he is charged with statutory rape, having sex with a fifteen years old.
Evan tracks Barry to Oklahoma City, but before he can bring the jumper home, the Jamaican Raetown posse of “Jim” Collins arrives to kill Barry and to recover the $800,000 he failed to launder. In a shootout, Barry and a Jamaican Richard Lawes die while Evan is wounded. Back home recuperating, Jim informs his other two posse members they must clean up the Oklahoma City mess by killing the surviving witness.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner