The Cleveland Connection
A Milan Jacovich Mystery
By (author) Research Associate Les Roberts
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Cleveland Connection by Research Associate Les Roberts
Book DescriptionClevland, Ohio is a city of many faces. Home of one of the country's great symphony orchestras, it is home as well of "the only river in the world that's a fire hazard." It is also the home of a large population of immigrants from Central Europe, elderly now, who have brought with them and kept alive in their children, antagonisms that mirror the tragic conflicts even now tearing their former nations apart. Milan Jacovich, Roberts's likable and very human private eye, is American by birth, Slovene by heritage, and savvy enough to shy away from involvement in the enmity between Serbs and Croats. Until an appealing young woman convinces him to help in the search for her missing Serbian grandfather. Conscientiously, Milan follows the sparse clues in Bogdan Zdale's disappearance: He seeks out the formidable elder who rules Cleveland's Serbian community. He braves belligerant Croats. He investigates a possible connection with the sudden appearance in town of a mob hit man. As he digs deeper, he discovers there is more to the case than the wayward wandering of a forgetful old man. Zdale had a secret - one that goes back half a century with roots in World War II. Stirring up old hatreds results in an explosive - and surprising denoument, a dramatic ending to a story that rings as true as this morning's newspaper.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781598510041
Paperback / softback
(196mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Gray & Company Publishers
Publisher: Gray & Company Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Research Associate Les Roberts
Whiskey Island, Paperback / softback (July 2013)
#16 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series. Political corruption is hard to avoid in Cleveland. Flashy councilman Bert Loftus, whose career is about to be derailed by an FBI investigation, hires Milan to find out who's trying to kill him. Can Milan and brash young assistant Kevin O'Bannion find the killer and still keep their heads above the muck?
Cleveland Creep, Paperback / softback (August 2012)
#15 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series. A missing-person case gets complicated when a stash of voyeuristic videos leads Milan to an organized crime connection--and a dead body. Milan's a new assistant, Kevin O'Bannion, is young, tough, and eager. But will he be able to control his volatile temper? Milan finds out--with his own life on the line.
King of the Holly Hop, Paperback / softback (May 2009)» View all books by Research Associate Les Roberts
#14 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series. Milan reluctantly attends his 40th high school reunion and gets a rude surprise: one of his classmates is found dead. Milan's hunt for the real killer leads him through the oddly intertwined worlds of Cleveland's medical community, organized crime, polite suburban society, and hard-core drug dealers.
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