A low-life hood cons a beautiful lawyer,
but Pete Sawyer's on hand to help her out of a tough spot.
When gutsy Arlette Alfani, a brilliant and beautiful Monaco lawyer, asks Pete for help, it's no cry in the dark. A former client of hers, the notorious killer and jewel thief, Andre Colin, has escaped from jail and the police think she arranged it. Pete puts himself on the case, scouting the discos and street-life of Paris and the hills of Monaco, chasing every clue to a million-dollar scam in stolen gems and a missing mob boss. What he discovers is an insidious connection to a secret society called the Midnight Sister and a lone, brutalized women he must protect from Colin's revenge. If only Pete can keep her healthy enough, long enough, and keep himself that way too!
Written by Marvin H. Albert (1924-1996)
Fawcett Gold Medal Books
ISBN 449 13163
Obit from the NY Times