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Get what's coming
Reaves, Sam, 1954-
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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1995]

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252 pages ; 23 cm
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Booklist Review

The fourth Cooper MacLeish novel finds the tough Chicago cabbie newly married and employed as a driver for real-estate mogul Regis Swanson, whose n'er-do-well son turns up murdered along with a couple of his coworkers at the nightspot his father had bought for him. As Cooper drives Swanson, the two develop a rapport. Cooper admires his boss' business savvy and basic decency; Swanson likes--and later needs--Cooper's street sense and toughness. With the official investigation into the murders going nowhere, Cooper starts to poke around, if only to find out who's tailing him and keeping Swanson under observation. He uncovers a rat's nest populated by drug dealers, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and some union thugs locked in a dispute with Swanson. This tightly plotted tale offers sizzling dialogue, a vibrantly drawn Chicago setting, and a genuine tough-guy hero who won't be intimidated and doesn't fold under pressure. --Wes Lukowsky

Publisher's Weekly Review

The fourth and best of Reaves's strong series about Chicago existential scholar-cabbie Cooper MacLeish features a few new twists. Cooper and his trilingual love, Diana, are getting married, and he has taken a regular gig as chauffeur for real-estate tycoon, Regis Swanson. As darkness begins to swirl around Swanson, and, by default, his loyal driver, a criminal stashes $1 million with a girl. The girl has another lover, who has an enterprising friend. The lover takes the cash; the friend shoots the lover; the criminal whacks the girl. All this activity interests three DEA agents and two representatives of those who claim to own the cash. Swanson's son, thought to have the missing money, is soon dead. But the money doesn't surface, and, as Swanson's empire begins to totter, Cooper steps in to help. The motivations of Reaves's hero may not always be clear, but the twists and turns of this caper are pure joy to follow. Earlier titles include Fear Will Do It and A Long Cold Fall. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Cooper MacLeish, hard-boiled cabby in a hard-boiled town, now serves as chauffeur for Chicago real estate developer Regis Swanson. After someone shoots Swanson's son, Cooper risks his life amidst druggies and unionists to find the shooter. From the author of Bury It Deep (Putnam, 1993). (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.