Published by: Inferno Publishing Company
Publication Date: October 2012
Number of Pages: 421
Note: Excessive Strong Language, Graphic Violence
Detective Connie Giannelli's life has been torn apart several times. First when her mother died and then years later when she found out her Uncle Dominic was in the mob. Her life is about to be shredded again, and this time it could destroy her.
Connie’s love of family and her badge are both threatened when an undercover drug bust leaves two cops dead and the drugs missing. Internal Affairs is looking for any excuse to take her badge, but she’s not worried about them finding the missing drugs—her secrets could prove to be far worse.
Now Connie’s racing against the clock to figure out who killed her partners and took the drugs—dirty cops or Uncle Dominic’s friends. And she has to do it before IA pins the whole damn thing on her.
Read an excerpt:
Detective Connie Giannelli has a problem...a huge problem. While working undercover on a drug bust, two of her partners are killed and the drugs go missing. Internal Affairs immediately suspects her and investigates. It doesn't help that her uncle is a mobster.
Connie finds herself placed on assignment checking out cold cases. She winds up in Houston on the trail of a serial killer. At the same time, she's getting closer to learning who is really behind the missing drugs - dirty cops or her mobster uncle? She teams up with a Houston detective and it's a race against time to stop a serial killer before anymore innocent people are killed.
Talk about an action-packed book! This one has it all - great characters, edge-of-your-seat drama and nail-biting situations. I was captivated from page one. I could not put this book down. It's the first in a series by this author and the first book I've read by this author - it definitely won't be my last!
Warning: There is some graphic violence and foul language, which was story appropriate.
FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book for the blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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2013 ARC Reading Challenge
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How do you create your characters? Are they based on any real person?
I’m glad you asked this question. A lot of reviewers have made comments about my characters and mentioned that they seemed very real. I believe that characters are the most important part of a book. And not just the hero/heroine and villain. I pay just as much attention to the secondary characters and even the really minor characters, as I do the main ones. In my opinion, it’s only when the entire cast is deep does it make the book shine.
I’ve gotten almost as many emails on Connie’s Uncle Dominic and Mollie, a maid who works for Tip, as I have about Connie and Tip themselves. I have to tell you that makes me happy.
So, how do I create my characters?
Many of my characters are based on real people. That doesn’t mean they look the same or even talk the same, but their personalities are real and that makes all the difference in the world. When you base characters on real people, they will make the right decisions, respond to situations in a consistent manner, and react to events as the real person would.
The funny thing is that a few readers have written to me and ‘suggested’ that some of the characters seemed a little over the top, when in fact, I had toned those characters down for the book.
About the Author
Giacomo Giammatteo lives in Texas, where he and his wife run an animal sanctuary and take care of 41 loving rescues. By day, he works as a headhunter in the medical device industry, and at night, he writes.
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