#2 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series . . .
Polyester leisure suit, white patent leather shoes, matching white belt--that 1970s fashion statement was once unkindly dubbed the "full Cleveland." And no one wears it with more flair and panache than Buddy Bustamente. Buddy ("he was medium-sized if you happened to be talking about Cape buffaloes") is the hulking flunky assigned by mob kingpin Victor Gaimari to shadow Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich (it's pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich).
Milan has been hired to find the perpetrator of a low-level scam who is selling local businessmen ads in a magazine that doesn't exist. But the modest amount of money involved hardly seems worth the string of bodies he soon turns up. And why does it interest a mobster like Victor and his sugar-addict bird dog, Buddy?
Milan starts liking Buddy in spite of himself. But he's not easily fooled; Buddy is a recent ex-con, and Milan knows that behind the childlike faï¿½ade and dubious fashion, he is potentially lethal.