Nameless had told Mitchell Krochek that hed do whatever he could to find his missing wife, Janice. Shed run away beforepropelled by a gambling fever that grew ever higherand Mitch had always taken her back. This time, when Nameless, his partner Tamara, and the agencys chief operative Jake Runyon finally found her in a sleazy San Francisco hotel, she demanded a divorce.
A few days later, a beaten and bloody Janice stumbled into the agency begging to go home. No one is surprised when, soon after her homecoming, she disappears again.
But gambling addiction has a way of twisting things, and the blood on Mitchell and Janice Krocheks kitchen floor was a card off the bottom of the deck.
Janice is missing again, Mitchell is the prime suspect, and as Nameless searches for the truth behind her disappearance, he uncovers a vicious racket that preys on gambling fever victims
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Bill Pronzini was born in 1943 in Petaluma, California. He has been
married three times. First to Laura Patricia Adolphson, then to Brunhilde
Schier, and now to mystery writer Marcia Muller with whom he has collaborated on
a number of projects.
He published his first novel, The Stalker, in 1971. However, his best known works are the Nameless Detective (fictional detective) series, which he began in 1971. Over the life of the series, Nameless has gracefully grown and matured as an "everyman" character, aging along with his creator and audience. His books have been translated into nearly twenty languages, and have been published in more than thirty countries.
In addition to writing at least 34 books in the Nameless series and more than 40 ...
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