Jon A. Jackson’s novels about Detroit Detective Sergeant “Fang” Mulheisen have caused The New York Times
to exclaim, “How long can Jon A. Jackson remain the best-kept secret of hard-boiled crime fiction connoisseurs? . . . Jackson
always gets it right.” In Man with an Axe
returns to Mulheisen’s hardboiled and eccentric mentor, star of Jackson
’s acclaimed cult hit Grootka
. Mulheisen in settling in for a period of repose, when suddenly he begins receiving bizarre E-mail cartoons depicting a murderand an alluring young historian turns up wanting to know all about the long-dead Grootka. As Mulheisen begins uncovering the notebook diaries Grootka left behind, it becomes clear that these two events are somehow linked to the fate of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffaand that a young saxophonist, who disappeared without a trace the same weekend as Hoffa, may hold the key.