The Best Assassination in the Nation

Joshua Cohen

Benjamin Gold is damaged goods: discharged into a psych ward after the war, dumped by his rich wife, fired by the white-shoe law firm that normally didn't hire Jews in the first place. Unemployable as a lawyer, he wound up drunk and anorectic, working as a private eye—and not exactly at the top of the profession.
Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Kasva Press
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781948403504

Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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Overview
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"A triumphant debut! Crisp prose and rich characterizations... Fans of classic P.I. novels will hope for more from Cohen." — Publishers Weekly

Benjamin Gold is damaged goods. After he cracked up in the war and was discharged into a psych ward, his rich wife dumped him. Right after that, the white-shoe law firm that never hired Jews dumped him too; without powerful in-laws, it didn't matter how many cases he won or how much he shortened his name. Unemployable as a lawyer, he wound up working as a private eye—and not exactly at the top of the profession. Drunk and anorectic, his only remaining friends are bartenders and bottles.

After a long string of jilted wives and small-time scams, Gold isn't expecting the beautiful daughter of his legal hero to show up in his office. Especially not with a crazy theory that her father—recently shot dead, supposedly in a random robbery—was in fact assassinated by order of Cleveland's biggest tycoon, Clayton Forsythe.

To prove Judith Sorin's case, Benjamin Gold has to navigate a web of lies and evasion, a legal establishment that's been bought and paid for, disappearing witnesses, the FBI, surprisingly polite thugs, and the Forsythes—who just happen to be his former in-laws. A tall order for anyone, and Benny Goldstein has never been lucky...

About The Author
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Joshua Cohen lives with his wife, Marci, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practices law at a small firm specializing in complex civil litigation. He grew up in San Antonio and attended the University of Texas both as an undergraduate and for law school. Josh is an avid fan of film noir and crime fiction from the 1940s and 1950s. 'The Best Assassination in the Nation' is his first novel.

REVIEWS
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"A triumphant debut! Crisp prose and rich characterizations... Fans of classic P.I. novels will hope for more from Cohen."

- Publishers Weekly

"An engrossing and well-crafted riff on the tough-guy P.I. novel!"

- Kirkus

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