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Greasing The Piñata

Greasing The Piñata, December 2008
Cape Weathers Investigation #3
by Tim Maleeny

Poisoned Pen Press
Featuring: Sally; Cape Weathers
247 pages
ISBN: 1590585666
EAN: 9781590585665
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"P.I. Cape Weathers' newest case has him feeling like he's swinging at a piñata in the dark."

Fresh Fiction Review

Greasing The Piñata
Tim Maleeny

Reviewed by Tanzey Cutter
Posted November 15, 2008

Thriller P.I. | Mystery Private Eye

Hired by the daughter of a local politician to find her missing father and brother, San Francisco P.I. Cape Weathers has no idea how complicated -- and deadly -- the case will become. He really doesn't like politicians, but when body parts of both victims are found on a Mexican golf course, Cape finds himself heading south of the border to investigate.

With Sally, his lethally trained Asian companion, guarding his back, Cape eventually finds himself pissing off everybody from the mob, a nasty drug cartel, the DEA, the local Policia -- to his own client. Miles away from home, Cape is struggling to stay alive with no clue how to resolve his case. The answers he eventually finds are surprising and explosive, literally.

The swiftly moving plot, dry wit and colorful cast of characters in Tim Maleeny's GREASING THE PIÑATA will keep you totally entertained first page to last. As the third installment in this engaging mystery series, it's a fine addition that promises more great adventures to come for Cape and Sally. At least, I hope so!

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A former U.S. Senator vanishes days after his son goes missing. When they’re both found dead on a golf course, body parts missing, in Mexico, the Senator’s estranged daughter Rebecca resolves to discover what happened.

Private investigator Cape Weathers doesn’t really want the case. He can’t stand politicians and doesn’t know the terrain. But when it looks like the daughter may become the next victim, Cape crosses the border looking for answers.

Cape asks his deadly companion Sally, trained by the Hong Kong Triads, to watch his back as he stumbles onto a conspiracy that leads from corporate boardrooms in San Francisco to strongholds in Mexico. Together they confront a killer determined to bury the past along with anyone trying to dig it up.

Miles away from home and nowhere near finding the answers, Cape manages to get kidnapped, steal from the mob, piss off the DEA, alienate the local police, confound a computer genius, and somehow lose the client he’s been protecting all along.

Greasing the Piñata is a novel about family, politics, and the devastating effects of tequila on a private detective’s investigative abilities. It is the third novel in the Cape Weathers series, and the first to be published in hardcover by Poisoned Pen Press.

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