Indigo Slam by Robert Crais
Meet Elvis Cole. Vietnam veteran. Private eye. He quotes Jiminy Cricket. He carries a .38. He's lean and mean but toves food and is determines not to grow up. Fifteen year old Teri Hewitt has been left holding the babies now that her dad, Clark, has disappeared without trace. She wants Elvis to find him. It should be a job for the social services but, as ever, Elvis can't say no. the search for Clark reveals a chronically unemployed drug addict caught up in counterfeiting scams and mixed up with the russian Mafia and Vietnamese gunmen. Cole is led to Seattle while his partner, the dangerous Joe Pike is left behind in L.A. as babysitter-not something he relishes. As the action heads towards a gunfight in Disneyland and Cole dodges his almost-girlfriend's husband, Indigo Slam shapes up into the most entertaining, exciting crime novel for years.