Exile Trustby 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The Exile town bank is getting audited, and Dannon wants Frank to help the bank’s manager track down the owners of some outdated accounts.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 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.
Swift, certain and crafty, Exile Trust sneaks up on you and never lets go.
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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