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Totally dead : a Streeter mystery
Stone, Michael, 1950-
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New York : Viking, 1999.
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232 pages ; 22 cm
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In the gritty underworld of beautiful babes, meathead thugs, and flying bullets, Streeter -- ex-linebacker and private investigator extraordinaire -- has always reigned supreme. In Totally Dead, Denver's favorite tough guy must battle a whole new set of low-lifes when he represents Alphonse Lucci, restaurateur and small-time mafioso. When A1 lands in hot water with major-league bad guys, Streeter finds himself in the middle of a pizza war, dodging bullets, meatballs, and a hot Italian side dish -- namely Al's sexy daughter. As gracefully as ever, Michael Stone maneuvers the action-packed and darkly humorous world of his latest noir adventure.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Tough Denver bounty hunter Streeter comes to the rescue of an aging pizza parlor owner with "a bad case of Godfatheritis." In Streeter's fourth, fast-moving adventure (after Token of Remorse, 1998), would-be mobster Alphonse Lucci needs protection from genuine tough guys muscling in on his restaurants. Mitch Bosco, a klutzy crook who listens avidly to self-help tapes and keeps a "Prosperity Journal," tries to torch Lucci's house but mistakenly burns a neighbor's place. Bosco moonlights as a police informant, helping the cops sting a junkyard owner with a lucrative trade in stolen televisions and cars. These cases converge when Bosco's boss, Freddy Disanto, decides to blow Bosco's cover and steal the hot car money. While Streeter trails the hoods, his old friend Ronnie Taggert returns to Denver. Streeter and his bondsman partner hire Ronnie, who works tirelessly but whose fabulous looks begin to heat up the office. Among such incandescent players, Streeter almost seems like a supporting character for much of this entertaining novel. But his sharp eye for a suspicious turn of events proves vital in the end. Author tour. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved