A Firing Offense (Thriller/Action)
Nick Stefanos isn't in the business of finding missing people, but when the grandfather of a former stock boy at the company he works for asks him to find the kid, he agrees -- with dangerous results. Nick works for Nutty Nathan's, a low-rent electronics and appliance discount store in Washington, D.C. The missing kid is Jimmy Broda, who was rumored to have been fired for stealing a VCR from the warehouse. Nick begins his search for Jimmy by temporarily ... A Firing Offense (Thriller/Action) Down By The River Where The Dead Men Go (Thriller/Action) Down By The River Where The Dead Men Go (Thriller/Action)
Private investigator Nick Stefanos is inadvertently drawn into the murder of a young man, a murder which sees Nick partnering up with a fellow PI named Jack LaDuke – while the two men are very different on the surface, they will be dragged through the cold and violent underbelly of Washington, D.C. together as they search for the truth behind the recent murder, with neither emerging unscathed. Washington, D.C. private investigator Nick Stefanos is still ...
Nick's Trip (Thriller/Action)
Newly licensed private investigator Nick Stefanos is hired by old friend Billy Goodrich to find Billy's missing wife, a case Nick accepts while also trying to learn the truth about a murdered acquaintance – working these two cases will put Nick's life in danger, force him to face up to some very dark truths, and leave him permanently changed. Washington, D.C.'s Nick Stefanos has recently acquired his private investigator licence but also tends bar at the... Nick's Trip (Thriller/Action) Right as Rain (Thriller/Action)
A colored cop in civil clothes, Christopher Wilson was shot on the street in a confusing situation by a white collegue. Wilson's mom contacts private investigator Derek Strange to clear his son's name when the record shows that Wilsons was drunk and disorderly.
Terry Quinn, the cop who shot Wilson, has left the job and is now working in a bookstore. He wonders why Wilson pointed a gun at a innocent civillian. Why didn't he identify himself when Quinn ... Right As Rain (Thriller/Action)
Little, Brown; Feb 2001; 24.95; 336 pp.
In Washington DC, Caucasian cop Terry Quinn sees a black man holding down a white man to the ground. Terry tells the individual to put down his gun, but instead the culprit points the weapon at the police officer. Terry reacts and kills the assailant. It surfaces later that the dead man was a cop in civilian clothes and the person he held to the ground claimed police brutality.
... Shoedog (Thriller/Action)
Constantine is a 35-year-old drifter and loner who hitches a ride with a career criminal named Polk, this being only the beginning of an association which leads Constantine back to his home town of Washington, D.C., where he becomes involved with a group of more dangerous criminals and an upcoming heist. Constantine is a loner and drifter who has walked many miles and been many places, but now he finally returns to his home town of Washington, D.C. after... Shoedog (Thriller/Action)
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Little, Brown, Feb 2003, 24.95, 341 pp.
The case against drug dealer Granville Oliver is so tight that state execution is a sure shot especially since his deputy Philip Wood testified against him. Desperate, Granville's attorney hire DC private investigator Derek Strange to coax Wood's former girlfriend Devra Stokes, who once filed a brutality complaint against him, to testify so she can destroy his credibility leading to life ... The Cut (Thriller/Action) The Cut (Thriller/Action)
Iraq veteran Spero Lucas is now a private investigator in his home town of Washington, D.C., specialising in reclaiming stolen property, and when a crime boss hires Spero's services for a large sum of money, Spero is soon dragged back into the kind of bloody violence which he thought he left behind him. After serving his country in Iraq, Spero Lucas has put his military past behind him and returned to his home town of Washington, D.C., where he now works... What It Was (Thriller/Action)
What It Was is a crime story set in Washington, D.C. in 1972, one that stars a private investigator and a homicide detective who become entangled in the same case: a bloody crime spree carried out over one hot summer by ruthless and fearless killer Robert "Red Fury" Jones. It's 1972 in Washington, D.C., and former cop Derek Strange is now a private investigator, though one with existing contacts on the police force, such as veteran homicide detective Fra... What It Was (Thriller/Action)