Late Payments (Penguin Crime Fiction)

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Lt. Leroy Powder is the most disliked cop on the force. He is also the best.

This Powder novel has the abrasive head of the Indianapolis Missing Persons Bureau chasing the killer of paraplegics and trying to keep a protected witness from being murdered--and from taking the rap himself!

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Lt. Leroy Powder, head of Indianapolis P.D.'s Missing Person Bureau, is asked by a frightened 12-year-old boy to find his father. Powder ("the cop who sent his son to jail") is also looking for his ex-con son, Ricky, who has violated his parole. Among the other characters in this excellent procedural are a manic, crippled computer whiz who's unearthed "data" that hundreds of disabled Indianans are being murdered each year; an old flame of Powder's with a shady past; a ganglord wearing so much jewelry that the "knack was walking without clanking;" various quirky members of the Indianapolis P.D. (including Powder's wheelchair-bound lover Carollee), the FBI and the public. With a complexity worthy of Ross Macdonaldand the same concern for family and secret relationshipsLewin (The Way We Die Now has crafted a first-rate book combining grit, humor and tough-minded caring. One hopes for more mysteries featuring sarcastic, abrasive, all too human and ultimately endearing Leroy Powder.
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