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The Big Ask

A Murray Whelan Mystery

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Murray Whelan is in trouble. A disastrous election is looming, and his days as advisor to Angelo Agnelli, minister for transport, may be numbered. His son, on loan to his ex-wife, is missing and may be in danger. His ex-fling, Heather, is prowling for his inner prince. And on an icy Melbourne winter morning, he has a rendezvous with a renegade driver in the corrupt truckers union. After that meeting, and a possible run-in with a well-known Italian self-help organization, nothing can save him from another wildly funny, fresh, and fast-paced comic misadventure.

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“Maloney just gets better, and Murray Whelan remains one of the most reliable and rewarding sleuths in the business.” —Ian Rankin

“Murray is a great creation. . . . Takes the wisecracking wise guy into a whole new realm.” —Houston Chronicle

“Bubbles with wise-guy wit, macho machinations, and testosterone tactics . . . The wit is sharp and on target.” —Providence Journal

“Full of laugh-out-loud humor.” —Marie Claire

"The political intrigues of a South Australian city may not seem the stuff of high drama, but they are—and Whelan's a delight." —Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer

“Maloney just gets better, and Murray Whelan remains one of the most reliable and rewarding sleuths in the business.” —Ian Rankin

“Murray is a great creation. . . . Takes the wisecracking wise guy into a whole new realm.” —Houston Chronicle

“Bubbles with wise-guy wit, macho machinations, and testosterone tactics . . . The wit is sharp and on target.” —Providence Journal

“Full of laugh-out-loud humor.” —Marie Claire

"The political intrigues of a South Australian city may not seem the stuff of high drama, but they are—and Whelan's a delight." —Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer

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