A Case of Infatuation, by W. S. Gager
Crime Beat Reporter Mitch Malone’s rules are simple: He never lets the blood and guts he covers bother him. He always works alone and he hates kids. He breaks all three when he agrees to smuggle a potential witness out of a house with two mob-style-hit dead bodies. When the FBI accuses him of the murder, he goes into hiding with a bombshell intern who doesn’t talk and a precocious preschooler. Mitch works his contacts to escape his roommates only to find they hold keys to a bizarre story of disappearances, terrorists and the perfect hamburger recipe.