The Referral Game is a novella length old fashioned hard-boiled detective story. Private eye Frank Randall takes on the case of a retired college professor who seeks to find his ex-wife. Randall's old friend on the police force has sent him this client as a favor. Randall doesn't like missing spouse cases, but he needs the money and the client has plenty. He accepts the case and much more.
Frank Randall is a hard-boiled detective who roams the 1970s. If you enjoy Hammett, Chandler, or MacDonald (with a touch of Jim Rockford) then you'll enjoy the Frank Randall Mysteries. The Referral Game is the first in the series.