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
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)
#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.
We'll Always Have Cleveland, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Research Associate Les Roberts
Fans of Les Robert's "Milan Jacovich" mystery series will enjoy this memoir in which Roberts tells how he discovered the heart and soul of a city while fictionalizing it for the series.
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