A SNIPER FIRES ... CEO DOWN
A New York power couple is shot at their engagement party. The victims are two ambitious conservatives out to seize a mainstream media empire. The attacker is a skilled and relentless sniper-for-hire. America's vicious political divide may have finally escalated to murder.
CHASING THE ASSASSIN
For NYPD Detective Mack McCormick, this case is personal. When he was a child, his mother was murdered by political radicals. Mack and his team track the assassin, who continues his attacks in Manhattan.
The Red vs. Blue political battle has moved from the talk shows to the streets. The media are in a frenzy. Everyone is taking sides, and the controversial case impacts everything from the love life of Detective McCormick to the safety of his beloved, adventurous grandmother.
A FINALE WITH A TWIST
Finally, at a midtown landmark, Mack must foil a plan to hunt down and kill the new hope of the conservative movement. Even after the shooting ends, his work is just beginning. The action switches to the interrogation room, where Mack tries to piece together the conspiracy. He and his team from the Park East Detective Squad take to the streets one more time to gather conclusive evidence and close the case.
THE CONSERVATIVE DETECTIVE
Detective Mack McCormick is a sympathetic hero, one who relies on smarts more than brawn. He is college educated, savvy and streetwise, a product of the Giuliani era NYPD policing reforms. A political conservative, Mack is a fish out of water in liberal Manhattan, and his politics do impact his love life. Mack also has his hands full looking out for his fashionable, sophisticated ninety year old liberal grandmother Francesca, still living on her own and loving every minute of it.
TONE AND THEME
This novel features the short chapters and fast pace popular among thriller readers. The tone also incorporates optimism, humor, topicality, intelligence, and loving relationships.
Mack 1 Red vs. Blue takes you into the world of the Upper East Side of New York, with side visits to upscale metropolitan area summer resorts. You will visit the offices of midtown media power players, see legal gladiators battle in the Criminal Courts building, and sit in police interrogation rooms where cameras are rolling, but nevertheless so are the suspects.