A Willy Hanson novel; 0.9 x 6.6 x 4.1 Inches; 299 pages
In Fast Lane, Ralph Arnote returns us to the world of Willy Hanson, that publisher with a heart of gold who threw it all away for a life of adventure (and a woman). Willy's now a gentleman detective -- an amateur Sam Spade who would love to solve a riddle like the Maltese Falcon but winds up doing matrimonial work. And this latest case just seems like more of the same. When Amanda Granger, the pregnant wife of a philandering executive, asks Willy to get the dirt on her husband so that she can start a new life, he reluctantly takes the case. But soon Willy finds that the man has been doing more than leading a double life. With a sultry mistress by his side, Jason Granger seems poised to rocket his way to the top, not caring whom he destroys along the way. But a chance encounter with an enraged motorist has started a chain of events that he may not be able to stop.
Because his roadside opponent is a sociopath of sickening proportions, and unless Willy puts all the pieces of the puzzle together in time, people will die. Including someone very close to Willy.