Ace Akins is the New York Times best-selling author of 19 novels. Among them are two current series: one featuring former Army ranger Quinn Colson and the other the Boston-based Spenser novels, a series he picked up from the late Robert B. Parker.If you haven’t read this fine writer and storyteller, you should reassess your priorities. You can learn more about him here.
This is what Ace has to say about The Dread Line: “I’ve been a big fan of Bruce DeSilva’s excellent Liam Mulligan books from the start. How could I not enjoy stories about a wisecracking newspaper reporter uncovering corruption and taking down the bad guys? DeSilva’s fifth Mulligan book, The Dread Line, definitely brings back the glory days of ‘newspaper noir; with a modern story about pro football. Highly recommended.”
The Dread Line is the fifth book in the Edgar Award-winning series of hardboiled crime novels by Bruce DeSilva. In it, New England Patriots, still shaken by a series of murder charges against one of their star players (true story) have hired Liam Mulligan, the hero of the novels, to investigate the background of a college star they are thinking of drafting. At first, the job seems routine, but as soon as he starts asking questions, he gets push-back. The player has something to hide, and someone is willing to kill to make sure it remains secret.
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