H. Paul Doucette has worked and lived in many countries throughout a varied career in International Transportation. Now retired and an avid reader of detective fiction and mystery novels, he has decided to pursue a new career with this, his first story. He has also authored a new series set in Greenwich Village of the 1960s, soon to be released by Melange Books. He lives in Nova Scotia, Canada.
He grew up on the streets of Yonkers, honing his survival skills. In time he entered the world of gangs and criminals where he learned how to profit from the wrong side of the law. But like so many, he was eventually caught, however, he caught a break and stood before a judge who gave him a choice...prison or the military. He chose the later.
One would think that there was enough killing going on in the world at war. But there are still those who feel the need to commit a murder.
Denny Cafferty was a soldier in the IRA and was no stranger to violence. However, when he turned against his brothers to serve the British his days were numbered.
It turned out to be ironic that his end came at the hand of another enemy...a Nazi.
The Village has always had a dark underbelly that the tourists never see. Sometimes, behind the neon lights and colorful images and characters, bad and evil things lurk, waiting to strike and hurt. No one is immune from it, not visitor nor those who live and work there. P.I. Matt Murphy’s friend, Gabe Herschon has become a victim of a new evil that has appeared in the Village.
Two years ago, on a dark and quiet empty New York street, two NYPD detectives approached a neighborhood bar and were gunned down by unknown assailants. The shooting was a set-up arranged by two dirty Vice cops.
One officer died. The other survived.
His name was Abe Goldman and that night he had two very good things in his corner: Luck, and his best friend. Matt Murphy.
Late Fall, 1941
Paul Jarvis uncovers clues suggesting the possibility of a plot to blow up the locks at Pedro Miguel and Miraflores while investigating a series of suspicious murders. With the help of his partner, Sergeant Joe Duggan and the area MPs, he rushes to stop the attacks and capture the people involved.