James Grady, whose novels include Last Days of the Condor and Six Days of the Condor, perhaps the finest thriller ever written, says this about The Dread Line, the new book in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels:
“With his series about ex-reporter turned private eye Liam Mulligan, Bruce DeSilva is creating a path through our confusing times, told with a classic style of the master mystery authors whose ranks he’s now joined. The Dread Line gives readers a roguish private eye hero they can root for, a character who faces the worst of our culture and the worst he can be, tries to face that all while delivering justice and finding some personal peace. The Dread Line does what too many modern novels avoid: it delivers entertainment while taking a stand. A winner of a book.”
Thank you, James. I’m honored.
In the new novel, the New England Patriots, still shaken by a series of murder charges against one of their star players (true story) hire Mulligan (not a true story) to investigate the background of a college star they are thinking of drafting. At first, the job seems routine, but as soon as 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.
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