No Man's Dog
A Detective Sergeant Mulheisen Mystery
978-0-8021-9120-5 • $12.00 • eBook • Dec. 2014
A pulse-pounding thriller that pits Detective “Fang” Mulheisen against drug smugglers and international terrorists, rogue government agents, and the explosive return of Joe Service
Jon A. Jackson is a master mystery writer with “plenty of action, lots of low-key black humor, and [a] perfect ear for the nuances of criminal speech” (Chicago Tribune). In No Man’s Dog his longtime hero “Fang” Mulheisen is back for a volatile confrontation with his old nemesis, Joe Service. Add to the mix drug dealers, international terrorists, federal agents acting outside the law, and the hellish fury of crime-babe Helen Sedlacek, and you have a Molotov cocktail.
The novel opens with Mulheisen’s aged mother nearly slain by an incomprehensible bombing at an orderly environmental protest. Mulheisen resigns from the force to nurse her, but as she recovers he turns his implacable attention to the bombers. The Task Force can’t decide if it’s anti-environmentalists, international terrorists, or a drug cartel’s attempt to quiet a witness or spring himbut Mulheisen quickly notices what the Feds haven’t: a gun-happy survivalist on the scene. Meanwhile Joe Service has been tossed to the wolves by his ex-employers, an elite group of rogue federal agents, just as an old mob contact warns him that someone he’d hit is still alive and kicking.
Some dogs prefer to hunt on their own, and in Badger Games readers saw that Joe Service would run the most vicious beast to earth. Now Mulheisen reminds us he’s the old dog in this hunt. Will this fight bring Service and Mulheisen together, at risk of losing the prey?