In his seventh hard boiled tale, New York-based private eye Joey Mancuso travels to the lush, verdant shores of Miami Beach. But this is no vacation—Joey’s wading knee deep into a gritty cesspool of corruption, using his street smarts and industry connections to investigate a vast financial conspiracy.

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A young hedge fund employee—a kid right out of college, green as can be—was killed by an anonymous sedan while on a motorcycle ride after hitting the South Beach clubs. Miami Beach police don’t seem interested, but Joey does—the kid’s dad is a friend of a friend. And Joey Mancuso is nothing if not a loyal friend. So Joey and Marcy, his gun-toting F.B.I. agent wife, hole up on a boat in Miami Beach, hellbent on figuring out how an entry-level employee could provoke such tragedy.

Soon, Joey and Marcy call in a favor of their own: they ask an old friend with Wall Street experience to play undercover agent at the fishy hedge fund. Joey’s rag-tag team quickly uncovers a dirty trail of wealth and greed—a big, fat, Eastern European crime syndicate that stretches from Miami Beach back to their new stomping grounds in New York.

Returning to their beloved, bustling, Lower Manhattan bar, they team back up with Joey’s brother and PI partner, the quick-thinking Father O’Brian. But New York is the bad guys’ home turf, too—suspects are becoming victims and these villains are plenty adept at slipping around the shadows of the city, intent on murdering anyone who tries to mess with their money. Before you can say “Czech mob” Joey and Father O’Brian find themselves trying to stay one jump ahead of this deadly organization.

Who will like this: It’s Matt Scudder meets Father Brown. Fans of both New York PI novels and police procedurals like Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch, Nelson DeMille’s John Corey, and those by Raymond Chandler, Joseph Wambaugh, Lawrence Block, and Rex Stout will love this offbeat detective team. As will devotees of clerical mysteries and the greatest detective of all time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.

WOW Another Great Addition To This Series!
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“I love this Joey and Father O’Brian series. This story has some new interesting characters and of course the ones that have helped solve crimes in previous books. Someone is killing people in Fla and NY that belong to a very questionable investment firm. You think you’ve got it worked out but then there’s a twist and you have to rethink who it is. It’s fast moving and very interesting. Very well written. (Yes there were a few typos, but nothing to stop you from reading). We even learned that Joey and wife are starting a family. Can’t wait for the next installment to this addictive series.”