From the Used Book Stash: "Yellow-Dog Contract" by Ross Thomas.
One genre I enjoy reading is crime fiction. Back in the day, I worked my way through the entire Ross Thomas catalog as fast as I could find them. Thomas, who died in 1995, wrote 25 novels. During his career he won two Edgar Awards and the first Gumshoe Award for Lifetime Achievement.
With brisk plots, witty dialogue, and plenty of suspense, Ross Thomas' books guarantee at a minimum a really good read but more often he delivers something spectacular. I just finished Yellow-Dog Contractwhich was very fun. I think I'll next dig out Chinaman's Chance for a re-read.
If you've never read Ross Thomas, or if it has been a while, check out his work. You are in for a treat.