Gene Caffrey is a retired Philadelphia lawyer and real estate investor who has had a life-long love of sports and the novels of Dick Francis. He has been married for nearly 50 years and is the father of two grown children. His familiarity with the gritty streets of Philadelphia and his near total recall of its characters informs his writing with a refreshing authenticity. He now divides his time between Philadelphia, Sarasota (FL) and his farm in New Jersey.
Professor Delaney is asked to informally clarify the reasons for a student's suicide. Soon believing that the girl's death was murder, Owen and his wife pursue a frustrating investigation that puts their family in danger.
Owen Delaney, now a professor of literature, cannot resist finding out more about the apparent drive-by shooting of one of his students. Piecing together clues from the dead student's past, Owen finds the drive-by was much more than that.
Owen Delaney, rich but depressed and aimless, agrees to do a favor for an old friend and is soon shocked back to life when he stumbles on what he suspects is a complex real estate scam that ended in well disguised murders. By the time his suspicions are confirmed, his own life is in danger and he must rely on his wits and a new found purpose to save himself.