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Ex-con Ray Rhodes’ claim he was framed on weapons and drug charges is only the beginning when former cop Lucky Lucas is reluctantly dragged into an investigation as a family favor. Lucas quickly finds himself mixing with crooked cops, Chinese assassins, and a broken family with a disturbing and dangerous history that leads to blackmail and murder. More
Scar Tissue is the first novel in a projected series of detective/mysteries in the spirit of
Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker. Robert “Lucky” Lucas, a fifty year old retired police
Detective and widow from Southern California, has relocated in San Francisco to be near his
son’s family. As a favor to his daughter-in-law Kathleen, Lucas reluctantly agrees to speak with
Ray Rhodes, a childhood friend with prison record who has been arrested on weapons and drug
charges, but adamantly proclaims his innocence. During his investigation, Lucas becomes
convinced Rhodes is the victim of jealousy and crooked cops, and is trapped in the middle of a
disturbing and dangerous family history, a history that will lead to murder and attempt on Lucas’ life.
Mark Gummere lives in San Francisco, teaches classes in Cinema Studies, and is a former San Francisco Private Investigator. The second Lucky Lucas novel, The Damage, has just been released, and is also available on Smashwords as a downloadable ebook. The third Lucky Lucas Novel is underway.