JENNY GARCIA has returned to Boston from a vacation overseas, little knowing that her suitcase contains a valuable haul of illicit drugs hidden inside...
When the bag is stolen from her at the airport, Boston investigator Mark Kane is given the difficult job of retrieving the suitcase and finding out who is responsible for putting Jenny in such terrible danger. But when the two men who could have provided the answers are found dead, Kane has his work cut out for him.
As Lucy stumbles upon a vital piece of evidence the case suddenly takes a new turn. Has Kane been looking in all the wrong places?
And when a kidnapping puts the whole investigation on a different footing he needs to call on all his experience and cunning to save the victim from harm and bring the culprits to justice.
On the domestic front, Lucy persists in her so far unsuccessful efforts to get Kane to agree to let her work from home. Lucy’s motto is ‘persistence pays off’ so it’s probably only a matter of time. In the meantime, at least he could arrange for something to boost the cell phone signal in the office, couldn’t he…?
About the Author
John Hemmings is a lawyer and writer of crime fiction with a one hundred percent record: not one of his clients has been executed – yet! Some of his stories are suggested by cases he has been involved with, but names have been changed to protect the innocent – and sometimes the guilty!
Each of his books features Boston private investigator Mark Kane, or simply Kane as he is known to most people, and his longtime companion, Lucy – a slightly oddball couple with a somewhat unconventional relationship.
You can find out more about John & his books at www.johnhemmings.net
"I write for enjoyment – the sort of books that I hope have broad appeal in the mystery/detective genre; the kind of books I like to read myself – and as a family man I write for all ages: the sex private (even private eyes like a bit of privacy!), the language tempered. Take a look at those movies from the thirties and forties: Edward G Robinson, Cagney, Bogart. The lack of strong language didn't take away anything from the air of menace those guys exuded. Of course, they wouldn't have talked like that in real life; but then a movie or a novel is not 'real life'.
"I have tried to make the stories as realistic as possible, although these books are intended as entertainments, so a little 'poetic license' and the invoking of a 'willing suspension of disbelief' is sometimes required. As for 'character development', this is a series told in real time; so while each book is a standalone story, as the reader progresses through the books more is gradually revealed about my protagonist and his sidekick. Readers sometimes ask me what Kane & Lucy look like; but as to their physical appearance well, that's the beauty of books over movies – they look just like each reader imagines they look."
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nicely written mystery. I really enjoyed it.
For a quick, entertaining who-dun-it, read ICE. The main characters have a nice bit of repartee, the criminals alternate between dumb and dumber, and the cops (for once) seem to want to stop crime and work with other crime fighting forces. Everything is not cut and dry, but I get the feeling that character life stories will come out eventually in future works. However, this works just as well as a stand-alone, as I hate cliffhangers that require additional purchases.