A Body on Pine: A Marco Fontana Mystery
When Marco Fontana enters his friend’s spa on Pine, the place is splattered with blood and a dead client lies sprawled on the floor. Brad, the masseur, is missing. A thorough search turns up more questions than answers. When Brad is found dead, things go into his gear and Marco understands that what appears to be a simple case of murder is anything but. More
A Body on Pine is the second in the Marco Fontana Mystery series following Murder on Camac.
When Marco Fontana enters his friend’s spa on Pine, he doesn’t find the peaceful retreat he expected. Brad, the masseur, is missing. The spa is splattered with blood and a dead client lies sprawled on the floor. After a thorough search turns up more questions than answers, Marco calls the police. They find Brad’s body a short distance from the spa and before long Marco understands that what appears to be a simple case of murder is anything but. The police want Marco off the case. And, when the body of a popular journalist is added to the death toll, Brad’s case gets sidelined.
Marco refuses to allow the police to ignore his friend’s death and convinces an overwhelmed young police detective to bring Marco into the hunt for the killer. He finds plenty to keep him busy. Abusive ex-boyfriends, stalker clients, politicians, scheming businessmen, and Eastern European mobsters swirl together in a dangerous mix which finds Marco in some of the most serious trouble he’s encountered so far.
Life at home doesn’t stop for Marco, either. While he searches for Brad’s killer, Marco’s stripper troupe, StripGuyz, brings him face to face with a stripper’s abusive boyfriend and, with Jean-Claude, a new member of the troupe who innocently comes between Marco and Anton, upsetting the fragile balance existing between them.
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