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Jack Erickson writes in multiple genres: international thrillers, mysteries, true crime, short mysteries, and romantic suspense.
He is currently writing a series of international thrillers based in Milan featuring the anti-terrorism police, DIGOS, at Milan's Questura (police headquarters). Book I in the series is "Thirteen Days in Milan." The sequel, "No One Sleeps," was published in December 2016. Book III, "Cadorna Station," will be published in March 2018.
The models for Erickson's thrillers are three popular Italian mystery series: Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti in Venice, Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Salvo Montalbano in Sicily, and Michael Dibdin's Commissario Aurelio Zen in Rome. All three have been produced as TV series at either BBC, PBS, RAI, or Deutsche Welle
Erickson travels throughout Italy for research and sampling Italian contemporary life and culture. In earlier careers, he was a U.S. Senate speechwriter, Washington-based editor, and RedBrick Press publisher. He wrote and published several books on emerging craft brewing industry including the award winning "Star Spangled Beer: A Guide to America's New Microbreweries and Brewpubs."
Before he began writing fiction, he was a wealth manager for a national brokerage in Silicon Valley.
on April 07, 2013 :
I found Rex Royale to be an interesting, gripping novel with just the right amount of attention to detail to show the author actually researched the area and enough ancillary action to lend realism and depth to the characters and story line to keep it plausible. While the author offers hints as to the who-done-it, the ending is a bit of a surprise and the epilog ties up all the loose ends while bringing to conclusion the questions raised about the characters.
I'd happily recommend this to any mystery lover as well as the romantic.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)