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The first Fritz Malone, P.I. mystery set in NYC. The story opens the Macyâ€™s Thanksgiving Day parade as Fritz stops to watch while on his way from the bakery to his girlfriendâ€™s with a package of bagels. Fritz sees a gunman aiming at a float and chucks his bagels at Mother Goose and is in hot pursuit. The scene ends with Fritz shooting the gunman in the shoulder and then being whisked away by the cops with a bag over his head. As Fritz would say, "What the f*ck?" LOL There is an underlying thread of wry humor through the book, though Iâ€™d classify it as hard-boiled if I had to pigeon-hole it. Conspiracies abound as the Mayor and Police Commissioner hire Fritz off the books to help them figure out who is behind the blackmail of the Mayor by threatening more violence to the cityâ€™s citizens. Meanwhile in Fritzâ€™s personal life, his fatherâ€™s wife hires him to follow his half-brother to see if heâ€™s having an affair. A good start to a new series with a tough-but-likable main character and an interesting host of supporting characters that promise good things for future installments in the series. The author has a way of stringing words together that adds color and flavor to the story and makes it go down smooth.
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As child of Hell's kitchen and the bastard son a beloved son of a former police commissioner, Fritz Malone is all too familiar with Nwe York's rougher side. So when a gunman opens fire at the crowded Thanksgiving Day parade, Fritz steps into action, giving chase. He then lears that someone dubbed "Nightmare" has been taunting the city's leaders for weeks. Theres more carnage to come. The police need an outside man. A fast paced thriller. Can't put down, packed with lots of action.