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A Perfect Shot by Robin Yocum

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This is a murder mystery centering around a murder which isn’t really a mystery. “Little Tony” DeMarco, a mob-enforcer and the brother-in-law of the protagonist, “Duke” Ducheski, murders Duke’s oldest friend in Duke’s newly-established restaurant in Mingo Junction – a real city that serves as the setting for this work of fiction. How can Duke, a local legend as a high school basketball star, respond, and must that involve leaving Mingo Junction? Yocum has crafted a harrowing yet touching story about friendship, loyalty, and doing what is right no matter the cost.” – Publishers Weekly’s starred review. Robin Yocum was an investigative reporter for the Columbus Dispatch from 1980 to 1991. He is the author of several novels including a finalist for the Edgar Award.

Amherst, New York: Seventh Street Books, 2018. 307 pages. Trade paperback