The valet at Beverly Hills National Bank is a saucy red head dressed in hot pants, a tux jacket and high heels. No surprise given the bank’s celebrity clientele and super-sized account balances.
When the deposit base starts to shrink and earnings fall after playboy CEO, Jim Robbins refuses to sell the bank to an undisclosed investor group, he chalks it up to a recent earthquake in the Valley.
But when break-ins ensue, which baffle the police, Robbins enlists the services of Tom McKenna, a Berkeley based private eye who happens to be in Los Angeles seeing his lady love, Karen Sanchez. Sanchez, the owner of a music industry PR firm, is both a customer of the bank and a friend of Robbins.
“I loved Tom McKenna. I sure hope this turns into a series. This one reminds me of Lee Child’s Reacher and Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp novels. Good ones like this don’t come out fast enough for me. Can’t wait to see what’s next.” -Eric Brackett, Adventure Reader
This is the second Tom McKenna novel by writer John Truman Wolfe. The first, Mind Games, won the Independent Newspapers Golden Plume Award for Fiction.
Name: John Truman Wolfe
Official Website: http://www.brucewiseman.net
John Truman Wolfe is the author of the internationally acclaimed Tom McKenna private eye series. His first Tom McKenna novel, Mind Games, was the winner of the Independent Newspapers Golden Plume Award for Fiction.
The Gift takes McKenna into the dark underbelly of Washington, D.C. lobbying and a secret agenda that had its beginnings in the final days of the Third Reich.
Wolfe personally uncovered the criminal background of one of the most clever con men of all time. He has worked with federal law enforcement agencies, and through them, intelligence services of foreign governments.
He lives in Los Angeles with his family and their 130 lb Akita, Sensi.