The Big Boom : The Big Boom features the return of Dante Mancuso, the hero of Stansberry's Chasing the Dragon, an obsessive private investigator working the streets of his San Francisco neighborhood. He is a dark-eyed, complex figure - melancholic, tender, with fierce, aquiline good looks - known to neighborhood familiars by his nickname: the Pelican. Dante's nickname - like the demons that haunt his personal life - comes from his family on account of his tenacity, and his large, Sicilian nose. Now Dante has settled into a new apartment in North Beach, hoping to put those demons behind him and patch together a life with his longtime lover, Marilyn Visconte. But before long he is approached by an old North Beach family in hopes that he will find their missing daughter - a young woman, a former sweetheart, with whom Dante had been involved years before - and his newfound peace is shattered.
|Ficción||Mystery & Detective|