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ISBN:1410402266
Author: Michael A. Black
ISBN13: 978-1410402264
Title: Windy City Knights: A Ron Shade Novel
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Publisher: Five Star (May 12, 2005)
Pages: 328

Windy City Knights: A Ron Shade Novel by Michael A. Black



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2004) (The second book in the Ron Shade series) A novel by Michael A Black. May 2005 : USA Paperback. July 2008 : USA Audio CD. Title: Windy City Knights by Michael A. Black from Books In Motion. Black's second novel, Windy City Knights brings back kickboxing private detective Ron Shade (A Killing Frost) for another 10 rounds on the streets of Chicago. Shade connects one night with a girlfriend from his distant past, a chance encounter that sets in motion a sequence of events that jeopardizes both his safety and his hopes for the future.

1st ed. by Black, Michael A. Published 2004 by Five Star in Waterville, Me. Written in English. Chicago, Chicago (Il., Illinois. Detective Ron Shade is back, investigating the death of a former lover, on a trail that will lead him through the seediest parts of the Chicago underworld.

Windy City Knights ~~ Michael A. Ever wonder about it? Private Detective Ron Shade does when he bumps into his former lover, Paula Kittermann, late one lonely December night in a hotel bar. Paula had once been a major factor in Shade's life, but that was a very long time ago. Against his better judgment, he lets her back in, but when she's gone, without so much as a goodbye kiss, leaving him once again with only bittersweet memories of what might have been. Then Paula turns up dead, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run accident. Shade's investigation takes a walk on the seedy side, and begins to attract the attention of some very powerful enemies. But whenever Shade gets close to the truth, somebody seems to end up dead, and he suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a homicide investigation.

How much do you owe a past love? Ever wonder about it? Private Detective Ron Shade does when he bumps into his former lover, Paula Kittermann, late one lonely December night in a hotel bar. Paula had once been a major factor in Shade s life, but that was a very long time ago. Against his better judgement, he lets her back in, but when she s gone, without so much as a goodbye kiss, leaving him once with only bittersweet memories of what might have been.

Windy City Knights (Ron Shade): ISBN 9780843961621 (978-0-8439-6162-1) Softcover, Leisure Books, 2008. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. Coauthors & Alternates.

Reviews: 4
Swiang
This is the second in the Ron Shade series of novels by former policeman and martial artist Michael Black. If you enjoy Robert B. Parkers Spenser series, you can't help but enjoy Black's work.

Ron Shade is definitely a work in progress. Although an adult, this character often seems to make some juvenile decisions and the reader may occasionally have a tough time suspending his/her disbelief. Having said that, Black is definitely developing as a writer. His dialogue is excellent and his stories believable and light.

This is an enjoyable detective novel made all the more real due to Black's real life descriptions of Chicago and the greater Chicago area.
Amhirishes
Terry Malloy's painful plea to his brother Charley identified a young, muscular Marlon Brando to millions in "On the Waterfront."
Like Malloy, Ron Shade lingers in anonimity with hopes of becoming a kickboxing Champion. I get the feeling there's a lot of Sergeant Mike Black in the story, both men from a disciplined life filled with a sense of honor. Both of these are integral parts to a character we can like. And I'll certainly read more of Mike Black's effort. In a plain filled with good but predictable authors such as Parker, Crais, George and DeMille, kudos to a new author.
But some of the things Ron Shade does are, well, goofy. He meets a girl that he knew a long time ago under vastly different circumstances, doesn't know where she's been for ten years, and then sleeps with her, not on the first date, on the first hour. Then he bemoans having had unprotected sex with her for the next 150 pages. His 'godfathers' on the Police Department who front him in his security agency treat him like a red haired stepchild. He shows up for an interview with a guy who can throw a lot of business their way . . . . with a cat in his pocket. And his new girlfriend smokes, OK, kind of foolish I suppose in the new millenium, but he complains about it for another 100 pages.
So I like the guy. But come on. Grow up. Spenser and Elvis make boo boos too but they're pretty serious when it comes to their lives as well.
Anyhow, good book, confused main character, good gym scenes . . . if you're a gym rat Mike Black makes you feel an exhausting workout with the salt from the perspiration in your eyes. Good share of surprises and some nice subordinate stories as well. I'll definitely read him again. 4 stars. Larry Scantlebury
you secret
It is just a few weeks before Ron Shade contends for the Full Contact Karate Heavyweight championship. Meanwhile Ron must eat so he continues to work security jobs such as his work at a downtown Chicago hotel bar. Ron intercedes when a big guy manhandles a female patron. He soon realizes that the thug was roughing his first love high school sweetheart Paula Kittermann. He impregnated her back then, but her parents forced them to separate and Paula had an abortion.
Ron takes Paula to his home where they share unprotected sex. The next day he leaves to train, but Paula is gone by the time he returns. Later he learns from his pal Detective George Grieves that someone killed Paula in a hit and run. Her cousin Laurie arrives and hires Ron to investigate what she believes was murder. Knowing he might be the prime suspect, Ron accepts the case not realizing that his opponents do not care about any rules when it comes to keeping the truth from surfacing.
This is an engaging private investigative tale that will have readers not only wondering about who killed Paula and why, but also how he did in the big fight (not telling). The story line is a character driven urban noir though Ron is a softy chivalrous knight when it comes to the underdog. The support cast whether their milieu is crime or the ring and Chicago add depth to a fine who-done-it.
Harriet Klausner
Jerinovir
Michael A. Black's second novel, Windy City Knights brings back kickboxing private detective Ron Shade (A Killing Frost) for another 10 rounds on the streets of Chicago.

Shade connects one night with a girlfriend from his distant past, a chance encounter that sets in motion a sequence of events that jeopardizes both his safety and his hopes for the future. Instead of concentrating on his upcoming title fight, he probes deeper into the life of this woman with more than her share of troubles.

Despite a lackluster beginning, Windy City Knights builds in suspense as the author unfurls his plot, nicely developing Shade's character. The characters are the strong part of the book, especially the relationships between Shade and the people in his life.

Black may not quite be ready for a championship bout, but he's definitely an up-and-comer with a bright future.