By Howard Engel
The surroundings is a fictional state, Murinam, which has the look and feel of a former French colony. Benny Cooperman, nonetheless convalescing from the pinnacle harm that impaired his temporary reminiscence, is persuaded to enquire the demise of an outdated schoolmate, Jake Grange. Grange, a relations guy, ran a scuba diving company sooner than he was once, it sort of feels, murdered; his widow desires Benny to determine what occurred and recuperate very important files. Benny’s cognitive problems have made his personal international alien to him, yet, mockingly, he’s prepared to increase his horizons via traveling to nations the place he can’t learn the indicators. Benny is now a real cosmopolitan—equally misplaced in all places. Intrigue and suspense amid the denizens of Murinam make this a memorable case for Benny Cooperman.
Book 12 within the Benny Cooperman secret series.
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Extra resources for East of Suez (A Benny Cooperman Mystery)
Then I remembered, with a start, that I didn’t have to worry about such things any longer. How long had I been away from this desk anyway? Sometimes it seemed like a couple of weeks, sometimes like six months or a year. Time, I had come to recognize, was going to be a problem from now on. It had lost its familiar elasticity, like an old pair of briefs. I began to put together the first of the flattened cardboard boxes I had brought with me because I wanted to make my retreat from this office a tidy, surgical procedure.
I heard myself say it. But I still couldn’t believe it. I was talking like I had already taken Vicky’s little problem from her fair shoulders and hoisted it onto mine. Send for a shrink! I shouldn’t be allowed out without a keeper. Vicky’s eyes had narrowed. I’d have given a million to know what was going on inside her head at that moment. “Benny, your job is to discover what happened to Jake, and then find the suitcase. Get it back to me. Believe me, I know what I’m doing. ” She was showing a metallic side of herself that was new to me.
But, I felt like I was an unfinished box of popcorn; there were uneaten salty bits still down at the bottom of the package. It’s never easy to let go. It took my brother and me months to get Pa to retire and give up his business. But could he imagine St Andrew Street without his store at the top of James Street? He could not. He wondered about how he would fill in his days if he didn’t come downtown for business. Still, it didn’t take him long to fill in the empty hours. He discovered the golf club, where his skill at gin rummy quickly earned him the nickname The Hammer.