A City Called July (A Benny Cooperman Mystery) by Howard Engel

By Howard Engel

While Rabbi Meltzer and the President of Grantham’s synagogue knock on Benny’s workplace door, they aren’t trying to promote raffle tickets. Of that a lot, he’s yes. they want his assist in monitoring down a lacking legal professional who has disappeared with the lifestyles discount rates of 1/2 the Jewish neighborhood. Benny understands he’ll by no means see a dime out of it, yet what are you able to do? It’s summer season within the city—and it’s going to be a scorching one.Book five within the Benny Cooperman secret sequence.

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There’s breach of trust, there’s fraud over two hundred dollars, theft over two hundred, uttering forged documents, probably false registration of titles. We’re talking about half the criminal code here, Rabbi, and you want it hushed up. ” I said, trying out his first name. “A job like this requires an army of trained personnel. We are looking for a needle in a haystack, and the only thing we know for sure is that the haystack has moved out of town. You want me to hang around the hotels in Miami Beach in case he walks in, Rabbi?

The idea’s the same. In a community, in any community, big or small, trust is the oil at the joints. ” “Tell me in your own way. ” “Most people in town know they can rely on the other fellow. Take your father. A fine, upright man. Everybody respects him. You could give him your heart to hold in his hand, and he wouldn’t drop it. ” He wasn’t moving forward very quickly, but I bobbed my head to encourage him to move from the forecourt of his presentation into the vestibule and hall of his argument.

Being pals made introductions easier and in the end we’d come to believe it. “How’s the private sector, Benny? ” “Have to beat the business away with sticks, Pete. ” “Routine stuff, Benny. I think time this week is running slower than usual. ” “It’s summer. That’s what does it. ” “Well, you can comfort yourself with the fact that the days are growing shorter already,” I said. Pete grumbled and I told him I wanted words in person. He told me to drop over towards lunch-time and we’d grab a sandwich together at the Di.

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