Joe Gores. Dead Skip (1972) 184 pp.
San Francisco’s Daniel Kearny Associates (DKA) agency specializes in
automobile repossessions. After picking up a ’72 Mercury Montego, repo
man Bart Heslip ends up in the hospital with a cracked skull. The doctors
give him seventy-two hours to live; Kearny gives Heslip’s partner Larry
Ballard the same amount of time to find out who attacked Bart. Ballard’s
investigation leads him all around San Francisco and the East Bay—and straight
into murder. The first “DKA File” novel.
Hubin; Herron; MRJ; 1001 Midnights, p. 307-308