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Chicago P.I. Heller is on his most intriguing - and dangerous - mission yet in this devilishly clever thriller filled with surprising twists and sharp turns. With the world at war, the peaceful Bahamas provide an ironic, idyllic backdrop for Nazis, the mafia, and two lovely women: one a native girl, the other an aristocratic Englishwoman. Heller is aided by a certain British secret service agent (“Fleming... Ian Fleming”), and encounters along the way the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Meyer Lanksy, and Perry Mason’s creator, Erle Stanley Gardner.
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By Lemons40 on 07-18-12
Great Detective, Great History
Another superb outing for Nate Heller and one of the most intriguing. A fascinating historical mystery, heretofore unsolved, interwoven with greatly crafted, real historical characters and the irrepressive Detective Heller. Mr. Collins is at his best in not only giving us an exciting adventure, but conjuring up a vivid portrait of a beautiful, albeit backwater, part of the world during WWII. Dan Miller continues to bring Heller (and all the others) to life.
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By MidwestGeek on 12-21-15
Real life mystery; fictionalized P.I. Terrific
The is the fourth book in the Nate Heller series that I have read. I hadn't known about Harry Oates and all the politics and intrigue surrounding his murder. Taking place in the Bahamas, it's a fun ride with Nate and Erle Stanley Gardner, Ian Fleming, Meyer Lansky, and others, some infamous, some noteworthy. I don't know where the history stops and the fiction starts, but Collins does an especially good job of weaving Nate into the story. It's a remarkable feat. I knew it would end unresolved, although it seems that Collins also couldn't decide who done it. Well narrated, although I find Heller too much of a wise guy to last.
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