DYLAN H. JONES
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An Oakland, California, police detective suspects a heroin death was actually a homicide in this new crime thriller from the author of the DI Manx series.
Catalina Gomez was seventeen, an A student, and a volunteer at a local nonprofit. When her body was found in the lake at an Oakland park, contaminated heroin was blamed—but Catalina had just one needle mark on her body. Could her first time shooting up have also been her last?
Det. Roscoe Tanner thinks not, and smells something fishy about this supposedly accidental death. After having to break the devastating news to the girl’s parents, Tanner is furious when his boss pressures him to focus on a trivial case instead. As more details about Catalina’s life and death begin to emerge, will Tanner decide that delving into the secrets of the powerful and corrupt is worth risking his entire career?
“A masterful detective story that takes you deep into the heart of its characters.” Chas Halpern, Author.
THE DI TUDOR MANX SERIES
The DI Manx Cases take place on the west coast of Wales, on the Isle of Anglesey. A popular tourist destination, Anglesey is a vibrant, modern community surrounded by the unpredictable and perilous ebbs and flows of the Irish Sea, providing the perfect backdrop for DI Manx’s troubled soul.
Gruff, smart, and dogged, DI Manx beats to the rhythm of his own drum but struggles with personal demons which have haunted him since the mysterious vanishing of his sister, Miriam, thirty years ago; a cold case that remains unsolved.
Although born on the island, Manx left at the age of seventeen, eventually joining the Metropolitan Police in London. Thirty years later, after a botched investigation derails his career, Manx is back on Anglesey. To say he’s unhappy at this turn of events would be an understatement.
With a taste for cheap cigars, expensive Scotch, and driving a 1974 Jensen Interceptor, Manx is an eccentric but gifted detective with more than a dash of cynicism and a caustic wit.
In the first few months after his return, Detective Inspector Manx investigates a drug smuggling operation with ties to his own family, discovers a member of his team in mortal danger as he tracks a serial killer across the island, and is caught up in a spider’s web of domestic terrorism and a sinister Ministry of Defence coverup on Anglesey’s RAF base.
To say the least, this wasn’t the homecoming he was expecting.
REVIEWS OF THE BOOKS
"This book will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the very last page."
"Shadow Soul is action-packed from beginning to end. This book will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions but in a fantastically satisfying way."
"Crime and Police Procedure Fiction at its best, dark, disturbing and leaving you wanting more."
"This is a compelling police procedural with likeable characters and Jones is building a rounded ensemble cast."