Mancuso uncovers a sophisticated murder-for-hire organization. And now, his loves ones and unborn baby are at risk.
He’s using the vicious beating and murder of his wife as a campaign rallying point?
Seeking closure, or so he says, New York Councilman Marcus Stevens, whose ambitions are on the Mayors’ Gracie Mansion, hires Mancuso, Father O’Brian, and the rest of the PI team to solve his wife homicide.
Devotees of Creighton’s — Harry Bosch, DeMille’s — John Corey, and Baldacci’s, Archer, will love Joey Mancuso.
Former NYPD Homicide Detective Joey Mancuso’s fresh case — A one-year-old murder, now a cold-case, will place his pregnant wife and his private detective team members in danger.
Following both his fictional mentors’ advice; Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, Mancuso observes and puts those little gray cells to work.
As he does, he realizes that this cold-case is far from just one murder. But the more he thinks about it, the more the frustration increases. He begins to have recurring nightmares about being caught in a labyrinth. Night after night, he starts at the center, each night making more progress as he moves through a series of circles. But the nightmare has the same ending each night; a dead end with no pass to the exit.
During the investigation, Joey discovers that there are thirty-one organized gangs in Brooklyn where his client’s wife was murdered. And there, according to the NYPD detectives that worked the case, is where all the clues led them, and where they lost their bearings.
Joey’s wife, Special Agent Marcy Martinez, is eight months pregnant and working from home. Marcy suggests Joey seek help from Special Agent Ky Fletcher of the Bureau’s New York Criminal Division. Unbeknownst to Joey and Marcy, Ky Cataneo, now Fletcher, was Joey’s first girlfriend in high school and with whom he lost his virginity.
Things develop fast as this action murder mystery unfolds from the PI’s offices of Mancuso and O’Brian in the Irish Pub and Cigar Bar they own and work from in the financial district of Manhattan. But wait, Joey may be forced to drop the case as the lives of his wife, his unborn baby, and the rest of the team are threatened. Will he? Or will he plow through? And find the exit to this labyrinth.
Twist and turns await you as you dwell on this meticulously developed suspense mystery.