Exile Trust

Exile Trust

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by Vincent O'Neil, Vincent H. O'Neil
     
 

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In the third of the Frank Cole mystery novels, Frank is given an assignment from none other than the Exile chief of police, Denny Dannon. The Exile town bank is getting audited, and Dannon wants Frank to help the bank’s manager track down the owners of some outdated accounts. It seems like a simple job, and Frank enlists the aid of his chess-playing buddy Gray

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In the third of the Frank Cole mystery novels, Frank is given an assignment from none other than the Exile chief of police, Denny Dannon. The Exile town bank is getting audited, and Dannon wants Frank to help the bank’s manager track down the owners of some outdated accounts. It seems like a simple job, and Frank enlists the aid of his chess-playing buddy Gray Toliver. They make good progress until Frank visits one of the newly-located account-holders and discovers that she died only a few days earlier. Reporting this to the bank, Frank learns that someone accessed the dead woman’s safe deposit box that very morning. That’s when the simple job becomes a not-so-simple murder investigation involving land fraud, a safe deposit box that may or may not have been empty, and a map that seemingly leads to nowhere.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
As usual, O'Neil keeps the proceedings so low-key that if you blink you'll miss the jaws of justice closing on the one miscreant who doesn't get off scot-free. No sexy dames, death threats, fisticuffs or car chases-just an ordinary guy asking questions till he hits the jackpot.
Booklist Reviews
The third Cole mystery advances the protagonist’s character credibly, setting the table for more cases, and is populated with an intriguing cast of small-town eccentrics as well as buried motives and simmering feuds. Another very good mystery that somehow manages to effectively mix elements of both the village cozy and the hard-boiled thriller.
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Jay Strafford
O’Neil writes briskly, and Frank is an intriguing and appealing hero. “Exile Trust” is a perfect beach read — whether you’re in the Sunshine State or lolling in the kiddie pool in your backyard.
Providence Journal-Bulletin - Sam Coale
O’Neil knows his craft so well as he fleshes out the folks and neighborhoods of Exile and surrounding towns that the plot quietly encircles you before you know it. His plain, direct style keeps things on the ground, solidly realistic, while his yarn builds momentum and ushers in startling revelations.
Swift, certain and crafty, Exile Trust sneaks up on you and never lets go.
Mystery News Magazine - Mystery News
Exile Trust is well paced, well written and had me cheering Frank on starting with page one. Great secondary characters abound – including Gray Toliver, a retired navy chief petty officer Frank hires to help with the bank job. Exile Trust has soooooo much to like, readers will be praying for more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012508980
Publisher:
FNG Press
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
Frank Cole Mysteries , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
626,868
File size:
158 KB

Meet the Author

Vincent H. O’Neil brings a wealth of life experience to his writing. He has served as a US Army officer, provided consulting services to a software development firm, managed risk in a major corporation, created marketing campaigns, and worked as an apprentice librarian.

A native of Massachusetts, he holds a Bachelor of Science from West Point and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. After writing in his spare time for many years, he won the St. Martin’s Press "Malice Domestic" Writing Competition in 2005.

His award-winning debut novel, Murder in Exile, was the first book in a mystery series featuring the background-checker Frank Cole. It was followed by Reduced Circumstances (2007) Exile Trust (2008)and Contest of Wills, which was released in 2010.

He has also been published in two anthologies: "Finish the Job", his tale of a father-daughter team of art thieves who have some trouble breaking into a museum, is featured in Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers from Level Best Books (2009) and his darker story, "Blood Tells", about a money launderer who makes a big decision in a short span of time, appears in Bad Cop - No Donut from Padwolf Publishing (2010)

Harlequin Worldwide Mystery just purchased the paperback rights to both Murder in Exile and Reduced Circumstances and will be releasing them sometime in 2011.

His newest mystery novel, Death Troupe, is the first book in a theater-based mystery series featuring playwright Jack Glynn and the unusual members of the Jerome Barron Players theater troupe.

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