His last words changed everything . . .
Eric Martin, out of work, newly divorced, and seeking meaning in his life, sits in a small restaurant. It’s been a typically unremarkable day until a stranger named Randall joins him. By all outward appearances, Randall is unsophisticated and naive, but he soon reveals a talent completely at odds with his appearance: he can recite detailed information with computer-like precision. He shows off his skill to Eric with childlike delight, then abruptly leaves. Moments later he’s dead.
The police conclude that Randall’s death is an accident, but Eric believes it’s murder; a murder provoked by the last words Randall spoke.
Eric and Zoe Martin, Randall’s social worker, navigate a labyrinth of danger and deception to discover the truth behind Randall’s death. Each twist and turn leads them into deeper jeopardy and toward the heart of an evil plot that threatens countless victims.
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ONE DEAD BODY? That's almost expected when you're in the private eye biz. But when a second one pops up in even more bizarre circumstances it's enough to make even Hank Hammond, P.I. do a DOUBLE-TAKE . . .
As the newest private investigator in Kingston Beach, Hank Hammond has all the signs of success that he could possibly ask for: the latest detective gear, a shiny red Corvette, an office within a successful attorney's building, and--most importantly--the professional services of Lori Reed, a brilliant and beautiful executive assistant.
If only Hank had a client.
Enter a cantankerous millionaire. And enter a collection of murderers, thieves, embezzlers, and other assailants including body-building twins and the local police department, all wanting a piece--or preferably pieces--of Hank.
Combining riveting suspense, quick wit, and relentless energy, J.P. David takes readers on a fast-moving combination of thriller, cozy, and hard-boiled through country clubs, yachts, mansions, and the occasional Dumpster . . . as Hank Hammond and his indispensable investigating partner Lori Reed face escalating danger and a ticking timeline.