A lakeside cabin in the Sierra foothills, a canyon village divided between old coots and laid-back hippies, and a bartender who’s as square as square can be. It’s just an all-too-rare escape from the hustle and bustle of L.A for Lenny and his ex-cop friend and landlord, Red Henshaw, when they arrive in Lake Helena for a weekend of rest and relaxation. Then they notice the couple in the battered van that dogs them everywhere they go…. Still, everything’s calm in the woods—till Red turns up missing.
Lenny’s efforts to find his friend succeed in the worst way possible, and it’s up to a motley crew made up of a sex-crazed gallery owner, a squad of gay outlaw bikers, a cop turned short-order cook, and the suave and deadly Uncle Angie—Lenny’s future in-law—to set things straight. If they can.
In this follow-up to The Dust Will Answer, Lenny Strasser, printshop production manager and accidental amateur sleuth, is tossed once more into the deep end of the off-beat to solve a double mystery.
Family Ties is now available in print, in a paperback edition produced by Lulu.com.
Amazon and Kobo allow you to download free e-reader apps for your smartphone, tablet, or computer; you do not need a dedicated device to enjoy this novel, though they are very nice to read upon.
If you prefer to support your own local independent bookstore or library, you can ask them to order the print version through Ingram; the ISBN is 978-1-365-25117-7. If you live in the US or Uk, you can order through Bookshop.org, who will route the sale to a participating local bookseller.