#BookReview “Canary In the Coal Mine” by Charles Salzberg

April 18 – May 13, 2022 Virtual Book Tour

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5/5 Stars!

Private Investigator Pete Fortunato never met a fight he didn’t take part in. The professed protector of the underdog will always fight for justice and what’s right.

Most of the time.

When wealthy socialite, Lila Alston, hires Fortunato to find her husband—dead or alive—he knows he should walk away… because of the “dead” part, but bills need to be paid so he takes the job, and of course, finds the husband dead… in the apartment of the woman’s boyfriend.

While Fortunato succeeds in recouping his money when Lila’s check bounces, and doing a quick soft shoe to keep the cops off his back for now, he’s caught off-guard when Travis Chapman, Lila’s former boyfriend, wants to hire him for protection. Travis won’t divulge who he needs protection from, but Pete soon finds out when he’s taken for a ride to meet with the Albanian mob. They want Travis, and their money and it’s up to Pete to find him… soon.

Now he has to find the mob’s money just to survive.

And that’s what Pete Fortunato is… a survivor. With ADHD, anger management, and daddy issues, the hapless anti-hero always has the deck stacked against him, but manages to draw a winning card. However, that may not be the case this time around.

The realistic tone of Canary in the Coal Mine raises it to more than a crime fiction mystery. The writing style, and Pete’s quirky, sarcastic first-person narrative, along with its break-neck pace make this read a five star page-turner!

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Synopsis:

 

PI Pete Fortunato, half-Italian, half-Jewish, who suffers from anger management issues and insomnia, wakes up one morning with a bad taste in his mouth. This is never a good sign. Working out of a friend’s downtown real estate office, Fortunato, who spent a mysteriously short, forgettable stint as a cop in a small upstate New York town, lives from paycheck to paycheck. So, when a beautiful woman wants to hire him to find her husband, he doesn’t hesitate to say yes. Within a day, Fortunato finds the husband in the apartment of his client’s young, stud lover. He’s been shot once in the head. Case closed. But when his client’s check bounces, and a couple of Albanian gangsters show up outside his building and kidnap him, hoping he’ll lead them to a large sum of money supposedly stolen by the dead man, he begins to realize there’s a good chance he’s been set up to take the fall for the murder and the theft of the money.

In an attempt to get himself out of a jam, Fortunato winds up on a wild ride that takes him down to Texas where he searches for his client’s lover who he suspects has the money and holds the key to solving the murder.

Praise for Canary In the Coal Mine:

“Salzberg has hit it out of the park. Love the writing style, and the story really draws you in. As with Salzberg’s prior works, he has a knack for making his heroes real, which makes their jeopardy real, too. So, say hello to Pete Fortunato, a modern PI who thinks on his feet and has moves that read like the noir version of Midnight Run.”
—Tom Straw, author of the Richard Castle series (from the ABC show) and Buzz Killer

“Salzberg writes hardboiled prose from a gritty stream of conscious. Peter Fortunato is an old school PI to be reckoned with.”
—Sam Wiebe, award-winning author of Invisible Dead and Never Going Back

“Charles Salzberg’s Canary in the Coal Mine is everything a reader wants in a great crime novel, and then some. The rat-a-tat cadence of the noir masters, seamlessly blended with the contemporary sensibilities of an author thoroughly in control of his craft. I liked this book so much I read it twice. No kidding. It’s that good.”
—Baron R. Birtcher, multi-award winning and Los Angeles Times bestselling author

“Charles Salzberg has created a fantastic literary PI: Pete Fortunato. Rash, blunt and prone to violence, you can’t help but turn the page to see what Fortunato will do next. Canary in the Coal Mine is great!” —James O. Born, New York Times bestselling author

Book Details:

Genre: Crime/Noir

Published by: Down & Out Books

Publication Date: April 18, 2022

Number of Pages: 276

ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1-64396-251-1

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#BookReview “Razing Stakes (The De La Cruz Case Files Book 3)” by TG Wolff

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5/5 Stars!

When called to an accident scene in the middle of the day, Detective Jesus De La Cruz’s gut instincts tell him the jogger’s death was no simple hit and run. Proving it will lead Cruz to jealousy and betrayal in the workplace, the world of the privileged, and a close connection to his girlfriend, Aurora Williams.

Cruz is also tasked with investigating a series of attacks on employees of the city’s water department that will have consequences no one sees coming.

A likable character, Cruz doesn’t have the savvy of Joe Fontana or grumpiness of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. He does, however, have an everyman quality that keeps him balanced as he deals with his demons from his undercover days, alcoholism, taking the next step with Aurora, and realizing his widowed mother has a sex life.

Third in the De La Cruz Case Files, Razing Stakes is my first read from the series. With plenty of spins and twists, it’s  an engrossing page-turner right up to the end.

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Synopsis:

 

The first day of summer is the last day of a young accountant’s life. Colin McHenry is out for his regular run when an SUV crosses into his path, crushing him. Within hours of the hit-skip, Cleveland Homicide Detective Jesus De La Cruz finds the vehicle in the owner’s garage, who’s on vacation three time zones away. The setup is obvious, but not the hand behind it. The suspects read like a list out of a textbook: the jilted fiancée, the jealous coworker, the overlooked subordinate, the dirty client.

His plate already full, Cruz is assigned to a “special project,” a case needing to be solved quickly and quietly. Cleveland Water technicians are the targets of focused attacks. The crimes range from intimidation to assault. The locations swing between the east, west, and south sides of the city. This is definitely madness, but there is a method behind it.

The two cases are different and yet the same. Motives, opportunities, and alibis don’t point in a single direction. In these mysteries, Cruz has to think laterally, yanking down the curtain to expose the master minding the strings.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery

Published by: Down & Out Books

Publication Date: February 14, 2022

Number of Pages: 294

ISBN: 978-1-64396-245-0

Series: The De La Cruz Case Files, 3rd in series

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#BookReview “Mouse Trap (A Clay Wolfe / Port Essex Mystery Book 3)” by Matt Cost

April 4-29, 2022 Virtual Book Tour

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5/5 Stars!

I loved every page of this fasting-moving, hard-hitting mystery thriller!

Private Investigator Clay Wolfe accepts a job believing he’s looking for the person who tried to steal a mouse from a research lab.

His partner, Baylee Baker is hired by a wealthy pop singer as a bodyguard, and to do a background check on the same research lab she’s considering working with.

What neither expected was for their cases to become one and lead them to dead bodies, sadistic killers, dark money, Russians, genetic engineering, and Nazis.

A side plot with a wealthy woman wanting a child and choosing Clay to be the father is also connected to the case in ways no one saw coming.

Clay, Baylee, and their small team of friends are all more than meets the eye, and even background checks on them don’t reveal their true tenacity, skill, and commitment to the job… and each other.

I haven’t read the first two books in the Clay Wolfe series but don’t feel Mouse Trap was missing anything in character development and backstories.

An original plot with interesting characters and amazing writing make Mouse Trap a must-read! (And I will read books one and two!)

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Synopsis:

 

When Clay Wolfe is hired to find out who tried to steal a mouse, he thought it was akin to a fireman getting a cat out of a tree. It wasn’t.

“Sometimes bad genes need to be stamped out and good ones need to be fostered,” Bridget Engel said. “There’s really no difference between mice and human beings when it comes to genes.” She wore a gray suit, and her blonde hair was cut short in the style that Hillary Clinton had made popular.

When Clay Wolfe rekindles an old romance, the summer is looking bright. It wasn’t.

He woke in the middle of the night, gathered his things, and slipped away. After Clay left, Victoria rose from the bed and went into the bathroom, carefully removed the condom from the Kleenex it was wrapped in and put it in a plastic baggie.

Who is the mysterious man who clubs Westy with a hammer and threatens the lives of everybody Clay Wolfe holds dear?

Now, Clive Miller was a fixer. He took care of problems that arose. Once given a task, his hands weren’t tied, and he was well-paid for his troubles. There were two simple rules. Eliminate the problem. Don’t draw attention.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Published by: Encircle Publications, LLC

Publication Date: April 13, 2022

Number of Pages: 312

ISBN: 1645993299 (ISBN13: 9781645993292)

Series: A Clay Wolfe / Port Essex Mystery Book 3

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#BookReview “At Any Cost: A Forensic Instincts Novel” by Andrea Kane

March 21 – April 15, 2022 Virtual Book Tour

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5/5 Stars!

Andrea Kane delivers yet another edgy, suspenseful mystery for the crew of Forensics Instincts.

It also plays into my love of “the details” with its thorough forensic investigation.

While the team has solved difficult and dangerous cases before, they have no idea what awaits them when they take on Aimee Bregman’s case. An executive for a company that deals in CBD products—mainly beer—Aimee hires FI when her mentor is murdered and her life is now in danger. The story then deep dives into the ugly, ruthless world of the rich and powerful, a college scandal, and those who’ll do anything to keep their secrets… even murder.

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a serial killer with his own motives and lists of victims. Stepping inside his twisted mind made me look around and turn the lights on. His method of punishment and murder is not for the faint of heart.

I also enjoyed getting to know more about the FI team and the relationships between them, and go, Ryan!

Number nine in the Forensics Instincts series, At Any Cost ranks near the top of the series for me. Kane’s talent with distraction and red herrings kept me guessing right up until the end.

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Synopsis:

 

Aimee Bregman had the perfect life. She had an enviable job as head of marketing for an up-and-coming CBD-infused beer that was taking the tri-state area by storm. She had cultivated a massive social media following that showcased the beer at college campus parties and alumni events―and had fun doing it. She had an attentive, steady boyfriend and friends who believed in her. Everything was going right.

But when her long-time mentor, Rita, sets up a business meeting with an important influencer―her life crashes all around her. The casual meeting over drinks suddenly devolves into a shouting match between all parties, and any chance of a new business relationship is over before it begins. Hours later, when the NYPD shows up at Aimee’s apartment, questioning her about Rita’s abrupt disappearance―foul play suspected―Aimee realizes she’s in way over her head.

Fearing that Rita has been murdered, and that she may be next, Aimee hires Forensic Instincts to keep her safe and figure out what’s really going on.

Forensic Instincts, a brilliant investigative firm who walks the fine line between legal and illegal, solves challenging and high-profile cases when the bureaucratic restrictions imposed on law enforcement get in the way of achieving results. But neither Aimee nor Forensic Instincts realize how ruthless, how connected, their adversaries are. As dangerous and powerful people are threatened with exposure, anyone is fair game for elimination. And when multiple victims die at the hands of a sociopathic serial killer, it gets harder and harder to tell where the battle lines are drawn… and who might die next.

Book Details:

Genre: Suspense Thriller

Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC

Publication Date: March 22nd 2022

Number of Pages: 384

ISBN: 168232043X (ISBN13: 9781682320433)

Series: Forensic Instincts #9 | Each Can Be Read as a Stand Alone Novel

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#BookReview “Vice & Virtue: A Parker City Mystery” by Justin M. Kiska

February 14 – March 11, 2022 Virtual Book Tour

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4/5 Stars!

Told in dual timelines in the fifties/sixties and the eighties, this engaging police procedural begins as two investigations that morph into one.

Detectives Ben Winters and Tommy Mason are called to the scene when a skull is found beneath a building about to be demolished. However, before they can make any headway, it’s all hands on deck and they’re called away when a fellow officer is murdered.

And another cop is murdered.

Then another.

The skull investigation sits idle as Winters and Mason work to track down a serial cop killer before he claims any more victims.

I didn’t realize this was a book two, and didn’t read the first book, but the author did a good job of including just enough detail that I don’t feel there were “holes” or “gaps” in the story.

Ben and Tommy are a good pairing with great partner banter, and not too much personal drama to take away from the main plot.

Though writing in two distinct eras in history, the author does a good job of capturing the noir feel of the fifties/sixties and the frenetic pace of the eighties.

The book opens with an excellent prologue where a grumpy construction worker is making his way to work. For me, the tight, detailed writing created an eerie feel that had me looking for a serial killer to leap out in paragraph!

Readers of police procedurals, crime fiction, and suspense won’t want to miss this read.

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Synopsis:

 

Parker City, 1984…

Three years after the Spring Strangler case rocked the historic Western Maryland city nestled at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, life has returned to normal for Detective Ben Winters and his partner, Tommy Mason. With a new chief now leading the department and the city slowly crawling out of its economic distress, everything seems to be moving in the right direction.

Until one sweltering summer day, a killer begins targeting police officers. Ben and Tommy find themselves once again leading an investigation the likes of which Parker City has never seen. The detectives quickly come to realize that until the shooter is found, everyone wearing a badge is in danger. To complicate matters even further, when a recently unearthed skeleton mysteriously connects to the string of police homicides, Ben and Tommy begin to think their current case may be tied to events twenty years earlier.

But how could a skeleton buried two decades ago hold the key to solving their current case?

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery

Published by: Level Best Books

Publication Date: February 15, 2022

Number of Pages: 288

ISBN: 978-1-68512-069-6

Series:Parker City Mysteries, #2 || Each book is a stand alone novel.

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#BookReview “Mine (A Deadly Sins Novel #3)” by Rachael Tamayo

Title: Mine (A Deadly Sins Novel, #3)
Author: Rachael Tamayo
Genre: Thriller

Release Date: February 26, 2022
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

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5/5 Stars!

This read has so many twists, I was tied in knots! By the time I reached the “twistiest” twist, pretty sure I had whiplash! HA!

Deftly written, the author does an amazing job of switching direction just when you think you know what’s going on and where the story’s headed.

Trust me, you don’t.

Businessman Justin Gray is whisked away to Vegas by his brother to celebrate his forty-first birthday. When he wakes up his first morning in Vegas, he has more than a hangover. He also has a new wife half his age who claims they got married after falling in love at first sight.

And he has no memory of any of it.

A sane man would have run away like he was on fire, and to be fair, Justin considered it… right up until the new wife aka Britney, seduces him back into bed. A couple of times.

I was ready to write him off as deserving of whatever happened to him, except he wasn’t. No one deserves that. Yet, along with his brother, David, the men were the weakest links in this read. Well, Jake gets an ‘A’ for effort.

Another name for this one-sitting page-turner could be Betrayal because that’s what it all comes down to, just on multiple levels.

The mind games of Mine will thrill lovers of psychological suspense.

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When divorcee Justin Gray wakes up next to a beautiful stranger in Vegas on his birthday weekend, he assumes it’s just a drunken mistake. When he discovers that he’s married to said stranger in her early twenties, he insists on an annulment and assumes his life will return to normal once he gets back home.
He assumes wrong.
As the shapely blonde refuses to give him an annulment and insists the marriage continue, what was a wild weekend turns into a deadly mistake.
Murder is only the beginning.
Get ready for a tale of greed so twisted you won’t know what’s on the next page or who anyone really is until the…

very…
last…
page.

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#BookReview “Trust Me” by Kelly Irvin

February 7 – March 4, 2022 Virtual Book Tour

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5/5 Stars!

Oh how I loved Hunter Nash! My heart broke for him so much early in the story.

Released after serving eight years for killing Corey Broward, his best friend and girlfriend’s brother, Hunter is looking for a fresh start. He’s always professed his innocence though no one believed him, including girlfriend, Delaney, didn’t believe him.

Now that he’s a free man, Hunter is determined to find Corey’s real killer.

Which could be a problem for Hunter when on his release day from prison, Delaney’s best friend, Ellis, is killed in the same manner as Corey.

So, does the same type crime involving the same circle of friends and the same overzealous detective also involve the same man convicted of the first murder?

Hunter Nash claims to be innocent of both murders and looks for a killer while everyone looks at him. A skeptical Delaney eventually joins him, unable to forget the man who attacked her after Ellie’s murder and told her to, “Stay out of it or you’re next.”

Irvin’s top notch suspense thriller makes us wonder if we can ever truly know anyone, and can there be redemption without grace.

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Synopsis:

 

When her best friend is murdered the same way her brother was, who can she possibly trust?

A decade ago, Delaney Broward discovered her brother’s murdered body at the San Antonio art co-op he founded with friends. Her artist boyfriend, Hunter Nash, went to prison for the murder, despite his not-guilty plea.

This morning, Hunter walks out of prison a free man, having served his sentence.

This afternoon, Delaney finds her best friend dead, murdered in the same fashion as her brother.

Stay out of it or you’re next, the killer warns.

Hunter never stopped loving Delaney, though he can’t blame her for not forgiving her. He knows he’ll get his life back one day at a time, one step at a time. But he’s blindsided to realize he’s a murder suspect. Again.

When Hunter shows up on her doorstep asking her to help him find the real killer, Delaney’s head says to run away, yet her heart tells her there’s more to his story than what came out in the trial. An uneasy truce leads to their probe into a dark past that shatters Delaney’s image of her brother. She can’t stop and neither can Hunter—which lands them both in the crosshairs of a murderer growing more desperate by the hour.

In this gripping romantic suspense, Kelly Irvin plumbs the complexity of broken trust in the people we love—and in God—and whether either can be mended.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: February 8th 2022

Number of Pages: 384

ISBN: 0785231935 (ISBN13: 9780785231936)

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#BookReview “The Prisoner of Paradise” by Rob Samborn

January 24 – February 18, 2022 Virtual Book Tour

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5/5 Stars!

Sharp and smart, this engrossing page-turner, leaves little time for breathing.

Opening with two mysterious characters in a clandestine meeting in 16th century Venice, one of the men realizes he must leave his country after they are attacked. However, the man, Angelo Mascari, vows to return to save his love from her torturous imprisonment.

Switch to the present where Nick O’Connor is regaining consciousness after getting head-checked in a hockey game.

During their Italian vacation, Nick’s wife believes he’s still suffering from a concussion and wants him to see a doctor.

But it’s not a doctor Nick needs.

He blacks out in a museum after four-hundred-year-old painting whispers to him and flashes back to 16th century Venice as a peasant swordsman.

A dramatic rescue, a religious brotherhood that may be good… or so very evil, and Nick torn between loving two women in two different centuries are just part of the drama as Nick tries to solve the mystery and free himself from living in two centuries. But does he want to?

Excellent writing and attention to detail transported me from Arizona to Venice! The author’s world-building is spot on and it’s more than obvious he researched this read.

I recommend reading The Prisoner of Paradise in one sitting. Its fast pace and intelligent plot cannot be put aside for long. If you’re a “skimmer” reader, keep it moving. Every word in this read is necessary to lead you to a stunning conclusion.

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The world’s largest oil painting. A 400-year-old murder. A disembodied whisper: “Amore mio.” My love.

Nick and Julia O’Connor’s dream trip to Venice collapses when a haunting voice reaches out to Nick from Tintoretto’s Paradise, a monumental depiction of Heaven. Convinced his delusions are the result of a concussion, Julia insists her husband see a doctor, though Nick is adamant the voice was real.

Blacking out in the museum, Nick flashes back to a life as a 16th century Venetian peasant swordsman. He recalls precisely who the voice belongs to: Isabella Scalfini, a married aristocrat he was tasked to seduce but with whom he instead found true love. A love stolen from them hundreds of years prior.

She implores Nick to liberate her from a powerful order of religious vigilantes who judge and sentence souls to the canvas for eternity. Releasing Isabella also means unleashing thousands of other imprisoned souls, all of which the order claims are evil.

As infatuation with a possible hallucination clouds his commitment to a present-day wife, Nick’s past self takes over. Wracked with guilt, he can no longer allow Isabella to remain tormented, despite the consequences. He must right an age-old wrong – destroy the painting and free his soul mate. But the order will eradicate anyone who threatens their ethereal prison and their control over Venice.

Book Details:

Genre: Thriller

Published by: TouchPoint Press

Publication Date: November 30th 2021

Number of Pages: 333

ISBN: 1952816890 (ISBN-13: 9781952816895)

Series: The Paradise Series, #1

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#BookReview “A Stranger’s Revenge” by K.J. McGillick

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Title: A Stranger’s Revenge

Author: K.J. McGillick

Release: January 4, 2022

Genre: Murder Thriller

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5/5 Stars!

Author K.J. McGillick has one speed… fast! And that’s how this reads begins when a gun-running deal goes awry and a two-year-old girl is shot and left for dead.

Fast-forward thirty years and that little girl is now Abigail Cooke, arts law attorney. Though a good family adopted Abby, she’s still always been at odds with her past, wondering why her family left her to die and why they never looked for her.

When a young woman is found murdered in South Boston, government records identify her as Abby. However, when Abby is found alive, further investigating by the FBI proves the dead woman to be Abby’s biological twin, Aisling Dolan.

This information leads Abby on an international journey to find her family and find out why she was abandoned. What she finds is a family enmeshed in international art forgeries/thefts, human trafficking, and murder.

As each person Abby seeks out ends up murdered, she’s suddenly a person of interest, and she doesn’t know why. She wrongly believes if she finds the paintings and returns them to the rightful owner, he’ll be satisfied and she can continue to sort out her tragic past and find a living connection between her and Aisling. But Abby is wrong. He wants the paintings, and he wants her dead.

A strong, solid plot and a likable protagonist made this an enjoyable read that kept me turning pages. Abby Clarke is equal parts a business professional, a take-no-prisoners heroine, and a broken little girl. While she is a successful professional, it’s the broken little girl which keeps her from enjoying a full life.

Fortunately, Abby has the ultimate support network in Maura, a psychiatrist and her lifelong best friend, Edna, her personal assistant, and her grandma Stasha—all three equally strong women who didn’t back down from anything. I have no problem imagining Edna and Stasha opening a detective agency! Those two! HA!

Trying to keep straight the good guys from the bad guys kept me confused right up to the end… and what an ending! This appears to be a standalone read, but I wouldn’t mind reading more about Abby and her crew… and what happens between her and Alessandro.

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When art law attorney Abigail Clarke is mistaken for the murdered twin sister she never knew existed, will she be able to outwit a man determined to kill every member of her treacherous family.

Thirty years ago, during a thunderstorm, on an isolated street in South Boston, an unidentified two-year-old girl was discovered, abandoned, shot, barely clinging to life. After a thorough investigation, the case was eventually designated to the cold case files until Abigail Clarke, now an astraphobic art law attorney, is mistaken for the murdered twin sister she never knew existed.

What the FBI Art Crime Division cannot determine is if Abigail is an innocent bystander or a co-conspirator in her sister’s art fraud crimes.

Compelled to uncover all her family’s secrets, nothing prepares Abigail for the disastrous meeting with her murderous brother and crime boss father. Her life is irreversibly changed the more she becomes mired in her family’s treachery. She soon finds herself drawn into a game of cat and mouse by the vengeful killer who methodically plans to execute every member of her family, holding each one of them ultimately responsible for the murder of his own family thirty years ago.

 

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#BookReview “The Burden of Innocence” by John Nardizzi

Virtual Book Tour, December 6, 2021 – January 31 2022

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5/5 Stars!

Has an innocent man sat in prison for fifteen years because of a corrupt justice system?

Have the years broken alliances and loosened tongues enough to find the truth?

If those were the only questions to right a wrong, this book would be about ten pages!

But when private investigator Ray Infantino takes on Sam Langford’s case, he’s buried in questions… and not liking the few answers he finds. There was a coverup and it’s mired in corruption on both sides of the law, and neither side is happy about him snooping around.

No choirboy himself, Infantino is repulsed by the depths of the corruption and how high into the halls of justice and money and power it reaches.

Fast-paced and raw, this read at times has an old-style noir feel. While there is a possible trigger disclaimer after the book’s blurb, its in-your-face style for me, was the appeal that kept me turning pages. The plot is no more sensational than present-day headlines, but Infantino and partner, Tania Kong, make it more relatable as their investigation takes them to the grittier side of life most of us never see.

Though book two in The Infantino Files, The Burden of Innocence can be read as a standalone. But with great writing like this, why cheat yourself? Grab book one too!

Enjoy!

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Synopsis:

 

Private investigators Ray Infantino and Tania Kong take on the case of Sam Langford, framed for a murder committed by a crime boss at the height of his powers.

But a decade later, Boston has changed. The old ethnic tribes have weakened. As the PIs range across the city, witnesses remember the past in dangerous ways. The gangsters know that, in the new Boston, vulnerable witnesses they manipulated years ago are shaky. Old bones will not stay buried forever.

As the gang sabotages the investigation, will Ray and Tania solve the case in time to save an innocent man?

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery, Crime Noir

Published by: Weathertop Media Co.

Publication Date: December 5, 2021

Number of Pages: 290

ISBN: 978-1-7376876-0-3

Series: PI Ray Infantino Series, #2

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