1955—Detective for hire
DJ was enjoying his peerless cult of personality. He thrived on the adulations and accolades from friends, neighbors, and, especially, the women from the flats. His ego swelled up whenever they came to him with a difficult problem. Also his sons saw his trenchant ability to solve conundrums, and wondered whether it was pragmatism, sheer eloquence, or coincidence. Whatever it was, they could at least agree on one thing—that he had the ability to get to the gist of the problem to find the solution.
(SAMPLE OF BOOK I)