"If I ever get on a case where I need help, I’ll call on Ben Gates first of all. The guy’s terrific."—Brett Halliday, creator of Mike Shayne
When Ben Gates took the job guarding the presents at a ritzy upper-class wedding, he thought it would be a simple assignment: stand around, look tough, and make sure none of the bridesmaids walk off with the jewelry.
But that was before someone slipped sleeping pills into Ben’s coffee and a bizarre robbery attempt left two people dead. Now Ben’s reputation is on the line—and if he doesn’t figure out which of three beautiful women is hiding a murderous secret, his life may be as well…
Raves for Robert Terrall...
- First publication in almost 40 years!
- Ed Gorman on KILL NOW, PAY LATER: "A terrific read...one of my favorite Hard Case books."
- Hard Case Crime edition reunites author Terrall with painter Robert McGinnis, who illustrated the Ben Gates novels in the 1960s
- "Ben Gates proves himself a much better than average private eye…the telling is crisp and well paced."
- — The New York Times
- "Savagely funny."
- — Publishers Weekly