Herbie's Game

Herbie's Game

A Junior Bender Mystery

Book - 2014
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"It's everyday business when Wattles, the San Fernando Valley's top "executive crook," sets up a hit. He establishes a chain of criminals to pass along the instructions and the money, thereby ensuring that the hitter doesn't know who hired him. Then one day Wattles finds his office safe open and a single item missing: the piece of paper on which he has written the names of the crooks in the chain. When people associated with the chain begin to pop up dead, the only person Wattles can turn to to solve his problem is Junior Bender, professional burglar and begrudging private eye for crooks. But Junior already knows exactly who took Wattles's list: the signature is too obvious. It was Herbie Mott, Junior's burglar mentor and second father--and when Junior seeks him out to discuss the missing list, he finds Herbie very unpleasantly murdered. Junior follows the links in the chain back toward the killer, and as he does, he learns disturbing things about Herbie's hidden past. He has to ask himself how much of the life he's lived for the past twenty years has been of his own making, and how much of it was actually Herbie's game"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2014
ISBN: 9781616954291
Branch Call Number: MF HALLINAN
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 20 cm

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Vigil
Oct 13, 2017

Disk 2 and Disk 3 are the same. (minor problem)
This was fun to listen to. Junior Bender, the main character, is funny (in a smark-alec kind of way). A lot of interesting information is given (e.g., the reason for the French revolutionary pins).

The reader captures all the characters quite well and was a pleasure to hear.

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