1991 "First published in 1991 by Viking Penguin" stated on copyright page; Viking publishers, New York; smaller hardbound in wheat and black boards with silver stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
The neo-Nazis cruise past the synagogue on Yom Kippur, opening fire right after services end. In the name of hate, a rabbi is gunned down in front of his congregation. The killers are caught, but the driver jumps bail, and it takes hard-nosed bounty hunter Arnie Kendall to track him down. To help him bring in the mammoth thug, Kendall asks a favor of his best friend, private detective Leo Haggerty. Haggerty is supposed to be home with his girlfriend, Samantha, but in this line of work, the job comes first – and tragedy follows. A hired psychopath breaks into Haggerty's house, and brutally attacks Samantha. Soon after, Kendall is gunned down in the street. His life shattered, Haggerty responds the only way he knows how: He grits his teeth, cocks his gun, and goes in search of revenge.
A Fistful of Empty is the 5th book in the Leo Haggerty Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.