Harry F. Smith grew up in the frozen wilderness of Jersey City, New Jersey and proudly claims to be a native, but only when it is to his financial advantage to do so. After a brief career in the Navy as a technician, he worked as a software engineer on numerous defense industry projects. Although he is the author of many boring technical documents and manuals, such as "A Case Study of Constrained Nonlinear Optimization Methods", these are his attempts at writing mystery novels that concentrate on living, breathing people and the evil things that are done by them.
He now lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota year-round so that he can enjoy the snow, ice and freezing cold weather. His interests include listening to esoteric music, perfecting his vast barbecuing skills and devising new ways to scare small children, all the while fighting killer rabbits who are intent on eating his lush green lawn.
Lately, he has just finished working on the third story in the John DelMonico detective series, 'The Prying Eye.'
In this novel, John and Terri run across an evil Internet Service Provider technician who hacks into customer's computers. The National Cybercrime Investigation agents become involved when he blackmails one of their own, the lovely Mary Beth.
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The Hunting Club
An erotic thriller, the fourth novel in the John DelMonico / Terri O'Brien detective series finds Terri leaving the safety of the National Cybercrime Investigation Agency to infiltrate a rogue group of hunters who have decided to swap out animal trophies for people while John reminisces about early life growing up on the mean streets of Jersey City.
The Prying Eye
This third novel in the John DelMonico/Terri O'Brien series finds them getting involved when the Director’s secretary, Mary Beth Harrington is blackmailed by a rogue Internet service provider technician. He gains entry to customer’s computers by tapping into their service and installing backdoor snooper programs. Not satisfied with blackmail, he begins a murderous spree that must be stopped.
Last One Standing
This second novel in the John DelMonico/Terri O'Brien series finds them traveling to Manhattan to investigate a pump and dump securities fraud scheme on Wall Street. As John reminisces about early life growing up on the streets of Jersey City, Terri grows close to someone connected to the case. Along the way they encounter Mafia hit men, fierce nuns and an even more dangerous ex-wife.
The Chat Room Murders
In this erotic thriller, former Jersey City detective John DelMonico and his beautiful new partner Terri O'Brien confront unimaginable dangers from teenage hackers, roadside Mexican burritos, rapping white boys, sadistic lunch meat, mutilated stuffed animals, irate California drivers and finally, a pair of kinky, psychotic killers who use the Internet to hunt down and torture their victims.
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