A man on the run—can Ed Runyon find him and tell him about his dying daughter?
When a cop is murdered in rural Ohio on Donny Blackmon’s property, the case seems open and shut. Donny must’ve done it—he’s a known cop-hater, and he’s already fled. Believing her husband is innocent, Donny’s wife calls Whiskey River Investigations, the new one-man PI agency run by former sheriff’s deputy Ed Runyon, to see if Ed can find her husband.
Ed isn’t sure he’ll take the case until he visits the Blackmon family home and meets Donny’s daughter, who has just been diagnosed with cancer—and Donny doesn’t know. When Donny’s daughter asks Ed to “go find Daddy,” Ed knows he has to find Donny before the police do, whether or not he’s innocent.
Ed soon realizes finding Donny won’t be an easy job: Donny trusts no one, and he’s gone completely off the grid. But Ed finds something the police have missed and begins piecing the puzzle together. The closer he gets to the truth, the more danger he finds. But he took the job, so Ed is going to find Donny Blackmon—or die trying.
Perfect for fans of Robert Crais and John Sanford
While all the novels in the Ed Runyon Mystery Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:
Go Find Daddy
Praise for the Ed Runyon Mystery Series
“A deftly constructed crime thriller, Go Find Daddy by novelist Steve Goble will have a very special attraction to readers with an interest in Private Investigator mysteries.” —Midwest Book Review
“Fast, hard, tough—and terrific.” —Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author
“Who would ever have thought that from the cornfields of Ohio a fresh voice in crime fiction would emerge? In this debut outing of a new series, Steve Goble delivers an authentic, compelling story of a rural cop with a haunted past. City Problems is both a dynamic procedural and an incisive portrait of a man at war with himself. Although the stunning, profane prose should be savored, I’m betting this is a book you will gobble up in a single sitting.”—William Kent Krueger, New York Times best-selling author of This Tender Land
“A terrific new series. Ed Runyon is a relentless cop, and Goble puts a fresh spin on the cop with a haunted past.” —Terry Shames, Lefty and Macavity Award-winning author of the Samuel Craddock series
“City Problems is a crime thriller of rare emotional depth, pathos, and angst. Steve Goble masterfully introduces us to a new hero in Detective Ed Runyon . . . in a bold and bracing fashion reminiscent of Michael Connelly and Robert Crais. And, if Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler had ever chosen a rural setting for their crime novels, this is what it would look like.” —Jon Land, USA Today best-selling author
“Major claps for Steve Goble's Wayward Son. Ed Runyon, PI, takes a licking, but keeps on ticking in this fast-paced follow-up to City Problems. Can Runyon find a missing kid and bring him home? You bet he can. Loved it.” —Tracy Clark, Sue Grafton Memorial Award-winning author
“Steve Goble is a true storyteller, and Wayward Son weaves compelling prose with realistic dialogue and powerful imagery to tell a gritty story with a full, but fast-beating, heart. Highly recommended.” —Mark Pryor, author of Die Around Sundown
“Goble cranks up the heat in Wayward Son. It's a compelling page-turner with all the right moves.” —Rick Mofina, USA Today best-selling author
"Wayward Son is a hardboiled backroad tale with a slice of heart." —Matt Coyle, Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Award-winning author
“Strong prose and convincing characters.” —Publishers Weekly