Shamus Awards Best Paperback original
"Most men savor wine, women and song. Not Motor City Private Detective Ben Perkins. This ex-union enforcer is into beer, women - and trouble. These days he's got plenty. First there's the pair of felony counts. The cops didn't care that Perkins acted in a good cause, so the only thing standing between him and the slammer is his ex-lover, a woman lawyer whose specialty is sexual harassment not assault with intent. But things are even tougher for Perkin's friend Jerry Witkowski. He's dying, and his teenage son is missing. Perkins tracks the kid deep into the lethal streets of Motown - where he runs smack into the Skinheads: Uzi toting terrorists who hate minorities and love to whack troublemakers like Ben Perkins."
Used availability for Rob Kantner's Hell's Only Half Full
September 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback