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This is a great example of the pure PI type mystery. Truman Smith has backed away from investigations after spending a year looking for his missing sister. His rich, old high school friend pulls him back into detecting when he asks Tru for a big favor--find his un acknowledged daughter born to one of his prostitutes. Sharon grew up believing her father was gone, and not knowing that her teacher-mother had once been a prostitute. At first Tru believes Sharon has run away after learning the truth about her beginnings, but the more Tue investigates, the more he suspects something else is happening.
This is a good start to this series, leaving the missing sister as an opening for future books. The story is told in first person, with Tru's voice. There is quirky humor throughout the story--especially Tru's "friendliness" with a rat as he runs along the Galveston, Texas waterways, bring it cheese to eat at one time. Crider definitely got the atmosphere of Galveston. The mystery kept me guessing as I got the clues the as Tru discovered them. Will be reading more from this author.
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Very flat and broken narration made a decent story rough to listen to. I enjoy Bill Crider's stories but am used to the animated narration of George Guidell. I will probably listen to the rest of this series but hope the narration improves.