Author: Boris Riskin
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Five Star/Cengage
Release Date: November 05, 2008
In Boris Riskin’s Deadly Bones Jake Wanderman, Riskin’s Shakespeare-quoting anti-hero, who first appeared in Scrambled Eggs (2005) makes his second appearance.
In Scrambled Eggs he took on the art world (and the Russian Mafia) with a tale about Faberge eggs. Now, in Deadly Bones, he once more plunges into this world when TV star Toby Welch, a Martha Stewartish type, persuades Jake to help solve the vicious murder of her art dealer father.
Jake soon learns that her father was involved in not-so-kosher deals. Further investigation leads him to the alleys of the old city of Jerusalem where he again encounters Russian Mafia goons as well as fake gurus, fake art, and a stunning Jerusalem Police Department Sergeant. All the while, Wanderman, with his inimitable Brooklyn-wise-guy style never misses a chance to add a pinch of two of Shakespeare to the proceedings.