The Lake Effect by Les Roberts
(A Milan Jacovich Mystery)

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Paying back a favor to the mob, private eye Milan Jacovich reluctantly accepts a job guarding a mayoral candidate, and when he learns of some unethical practices behind the campaign, he becomes a killer's target.

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Les Roberts is the author of 16 mystery novels featuring Cleveland detective Milan Jacovich, as well as 9 other books of fiction. The past president of both the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writer's League, he came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood. He was the first producer and head writer of the Hollywood Squares and wrote for The Andy Griffith Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., among others. He has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician, a teacher, and a film critic. In 2003 he received the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio.
Published August 31, 2011 by Gray and Company, Publishers. 298 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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A double departure for industrial-security specialist Milan Jacovich (The Cleveland Connection, 1993, etc.): To repay a favor from slimy, well-dressed Victor Gaimari, he signs on as security chief for novice Barbara Corn's underdog mayoral campaign way out in the pristine suburb of Lake Erie Shores.

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