Hurt Machine

Hurt Machine

A Moe Prager Mystery

Book - 2011
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At a pre-wedding party for his daughter Sarah, Moe Prager is approached by his ex-wife and former PI partner Carmella Melendez. It seems Carmella's estranged sister Alta has been murdered, but no one in New York City seems to care. Why? Alta, a FDNY EMT, and her partner had months earlier refused to give assistance to a dying man at a fancy downtown eatery.

Moe decides to help Carmella as a means to distract himself from his own life-and-death struggle. Making headway on the case is no mean feat as no one, including Alta's partner Maya Watson, wants to cooperate. Moe chips away until he discovers a cancer roiling just below the surface, a cancer whose symptoms include bureaucratic greed, sexual harassment, and blackmail. But is any of it connected to Alta's brutal murder?
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Tyrus Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781440531996
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Coleman 2011
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 23 cm


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Razor-edged contemporary whodunits don’t get much better. Moe Prager, the Brooklyn P.I., recently diagnosed with cancer, looks into the stabbing murder of his ex-wife’s estranged sister.

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