The end to Chief Joe Novelli's case is coming to a close. But not the way he wanted. A killer has not only revealed it's identity but who the next intended victim is. Someone close to Chief of Police Joe Novelli is about to die unless he can find a way to stop them.
Years ago Constance's father decided she ought to marry Quintin McCord. The sports fisherman/ex-lawyer could take care of her he said. But now Constance has met the man of her dream, the Chief of Police Joe Novelli. The only problem is they're both married, and it gets more complicated when murders start happening on the beach across from the island she shares with her husband.
Joe Novelli has his hands full trying to figure out who killed a girl out on the beach. And when he thinks his job can't get any harder someone vandalizes his office and then a cop from New York shows up expressing to him that she can do his job better than him. Or so she thinks. Then to top things off there's another murder.
Lt. Novelli's been shot. The only clue is the name of a woman named Shirley. But who is this Shirley? With no prints on the stolen car that was used in the shooting and no weapon, things are looking bleak. Luckily a news team was on the scene when the shooting occurred. But when a fire results in the death of two people, and the same news team is on the scene there may be more to it than luck.
Detective Gregg Sweet is found with a bullet in his head, assassin style. The newest detective on the department had found him a new girlfriend, Susan Bolin. But while his Rolls Royce affair of diamonds and money was spinning in his head, Susan wasn't free from a rich husband, who may not have been as thrill over her new love as she was, or so it seemed.
Novelleja elämästä sekä vähemmän taianomaisesta arjesta.
Kirjassa olevat novellit:
– Isän huone
– Yhdeksän euron maailma
– Vaalea, haalea paska
– Pohjimmiltaan hyvä
– Päivä ja yö
Vuosisadan helteisimmän kesän keskellä Pihlan arki täyttyy töistä lehtikuvaajana ja pitkistä puheluista parhaan ystävän kanssa. Elämä on miellyttävän tasaista ja ennalta-arvattavaa... jollei kamera ole mukana väärässä paikassa väärään aikaan.