Lew Fonesca Novel

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 451 ratings

Vengeance Publisher's Summary

Three years ago Lew Fonseca quit his job as a process server with the State Attorney's Office in Cook County, Illinois, and drove his rattling Toyota south to escape the memories of his beloved late wife. Headed for Key West, the Toyota broke down in a Dairy Queen parking lot in Sarasota, Florida. Buoyed by the friendship of a few trustworthy souls, Lew settled there, making ends meet by doing some investigative work for local attorneys.

Now, Lew is hired by Carl Sebastian, one of Lew's lawyer's clients, to find his missing wife. Following up on a few leads, Lew finds himself being trailed by a mysterious burly man, and saddled with another missing person case, this time a runaway teen. With the help of some friends, Lew seems to be getting closer and closer to Melanie, but will he find her before the unthinkable happens?

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  • Book 1

    • Vengeance

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Three years ago Lew Fonseca quit his job as a process server with the State Attorney's Office in Cook County, Illinois, and drove his rattling Toyota south to escape the memories of his beloved late wife. Headed for Key West, the Toyota broke down in a Dairy Queen parking lot in Sarasota, Florida. Buoyed by the friendship of a few trustworthy souls, Lew settled there, making ends meet by doing some investigative work for local attorneys.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The melancholy server

    • By Donald on 04-09-06

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 2

    • Retribution

    • A Lew Fonesca Novel
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Lew Fonesca is still a freelance process server, still has his office behind a Dairy Queen in Sarasota, and is still the friend of the poor and outcast. Now, he has two more cases he doesn't want, cases that will lead unerringly to the discovery of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Retribution

    • By Donald on 01-09-05

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 3

    • Midnight Pass

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Lew Fonesca is a Sarasota part-time process server still mourning his dead wife and trying to get through life without any complications. But his life is full of them. His shrink wants him to dump his grief so he can have more of a life; a pretty social worker who has helped him in the past wants to "deepen" their friendship; and his big heart prevents him from saying no to people who need his help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Midnight Pass

    • By Thomas on 06-01-05

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 4

    • Denial

    • A Lew Fonesca Mystery
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Lew Fonesca is a man who does things for people. He makes small problems go away and tries to keep the larger ones from landing his clients in jail. He finds deadbeats, errant spouses, and generally keeps the populace of Sarasota on the up and up.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely worth the listen....

    • By Barbara on 09-17-05

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 5

    • Always Say Goodbye

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Four years ago Lew Fonesca's wife was struck and killed in a hit-and-run within sight of their apartment. He fled Chicago, and now makes a threadbare living and savors his depression like a fine wine. Then his therapist tells him it's time he goes back to Chicago to close the door to the past. So Lew returns to his home town. He's resolved to dig until he finds out who killed his wife. In doing so, he'll confront a murderer who'll not hesitate to kill again to make sure hidden secrets stay buried.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • One of the worst

    • By Mark on 04-06-10

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 6

    • Bright Futures

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    A local curmudgeon who has been campaigning to end state-sponsored school funding is brutally killed. A recent graduate of a public high school for the gifted is arrested for the crime and turns to Lew for help. A semi-retired and much beloved singer of children's songs is being anonymously pushed to leave Sarasota, threatened with exposure as a sexual predator. It is up to Lew to uncover the blackmailer and determine whether there is any truth to the accusation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great moody book

    • By mayo9191 on 02-13-12

    Regular price: $15.36