Results of the Shamus Award in the year 1986.
As sole heir to his beloved granddaddy’s fortune, noble and naive Lance Tyner wants to use the money for the good of mankind. But some not-so-good specimens of the species—including Lance’s conniving father, sleazy brother, and spoiled sister—have much more selfish plans in mind.
Now Lance has vanished. And P.I. Thomas Black must follow his trail into the sad and scary places where the dregs of humanity struggle to stay alive—and where men like Lance and Black too often end up dead….