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A Killing Frost
Five Star, Oct 2002, 24.95, 256 pp. ISBN: 0786243090 In Chicago, private investigator Ron Shade is relocating to reduce costs when social worker Maria Castro enters his office escorting Juanita. Maria explains that Juanita does not speak any English, but wants to hire Ron to make inquiries into her missing fiancÚ Carlos Sanchez, who vanished a few days ago. Maria clarifies that the police cannot be brought into the case as Carlos is an illegal....
Windy City Knights
Five Star, Apr 2004, 25.95, 322 pp. ISBN: 1410401901 It is just a few weeks before Ron Shade contends for the Full Contact Karate Heavyweight championship. Meanwhile Ron must eat so he continues to work security jobs such as his work at a downtown Chicago hotel bar. Ron intercedes when a big guy manhandles a female patron. He soon realizes that the thug was roughing his first love high school sweetheart Paula Kittermann. He impregnated her ba...