“Bruce DeSilva is to Rhode Island what James Lee Burke is to Louisiana. . . . A rollicking read.”
Being compared to James Lee Burke is truly an honor. I’ve admired his work for years.
For the full text of the Rhode Island Public Radio review, please click here.
The Dread Line will be published by Forge on Sept. 6, but it can be ordered in advance from amazon.com or other booksellers including independents here.
Meanwhile, here’s a brief plot summary:
Since he got fired from his newspaper job last year, former investigative reporter Liam Mulligan has been piecing together a new life for himself—one that straddles both sides of the law. He’s getting some part-time work with his friend McCracken’s detective agency. He’s picking up beer money by freelancing for a local news website. And he’s looking after his semi-retired mobster-friend’s bookmaking business. But Mulligan still manages to find trouble—when it isn’t finding him. He’s feuding with a serial-killer cat that leaves its kills on his porch. He’s so obsessed with a baffling jewelry robbery that he can’t let it go. And he’s enraged that someone in town is torturing animals. All of this distracts him from a big case that needs his full attention. The New England Patriots, shaken by murder charges against one of their players, have hired Mulligan and McCracken to investigate the background of a college star they’re thinking of drafting. At first, the job seems routine, but when they begin asking questions, they get push-back. The player has something to hide—and someone is willing to kill to make sure it remains secret.