A request for consultation on a case in San Francisco diverts Captain Heinz Noonan of Sandersonville, North Carolina from his exciting Alaska vacation to fish for king salmon. He accepts the assignment begrudgingly and makes every effort to solve the case before the king salmon fishing season closes. The case that meets his arrival is the disappearance of a Greyhound bus off the Golden Gate Bridge. Knowing the bus was going toward the Golden Gate Bridge, the far end was closed before the bus could reach it. Police chased the Greyhound onto the bridge. The Greyhound carries four perpetrators of a bank robbery, $10 million dollars, and safety deposit box contents. In addition the bus carries hostages. Noonan, the San Francisco Police, the Insurance Company, a newspaper reporter, and the owner of the $10 million in cash all break into a frantic dash to do their part to reclaim the stolen goods. This is a compelling and well crafted read.  Steve Levi's "The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound" is highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library Mystery/Suspense shelves. "The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound" is also available in Kindle format ($9.95, 9781594336522).

Bonnye Matthews


Midwest Book Review, September 2016