When you grab a wolf by the ears, you can’t hang on and you can’t let go. Gracie Stratis, former diplomatic security agent, now private eye, is still recovering from her wounds, and is trying to impress her new boss, PI Walker Wuhl. A client, Zach McClung, walks in and says he’s being framed by his boss for something he didn’t do.
Gracie and Walker take the case, but their biggest challenge will be keeping their client alive long enough so he can pay their fee. He’s being chased by a pair of color-coded assassins and their henchmen, who are more than willing to include the two PIs in their body count. They want something Zack has innocently taken, but he’s given it to Gracie, and, while she wants to get rid of it, she knows that she can’t.
A Wolf by the Ears by A.S. A. Durphy is the second offering in the Gracie Stratis mystery series, and it’s noir fiction at its best. Witty dialogue, hard-bitten action, and bad guys you just love to jeer at. On top of all that, you’re treated to a heroine who is a take-no-prisoners, kick-butt, bundle of neuroses who talks to ghosts. What more could you ask for?
I received a free copy of this book. I give this one five stars!