The Fitzgerald Ruse: A Sam Blackman Mystery #2 by Mark de Castrique | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Fitzgerald Ruse: A Sam Blackman Mystery #2

The Fitzgerald Ruse: A Sam Blackman Mystery #2

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by Mark de Castrique
     
 
Former Chief Warrant Officer Sam Blackman lost a leg in Iraq and emerged from the V.A. hospital in Asheville, NC, as a bitter civilian without a job or a future. But when he solved a series of local murders, Sam not only brought the guilty to justice but found meaning for his life. Now he and his partner, Nakayla Robertson, are opening a detective agency. They have

Overview

Former Chief Warrant Officer Sam Blackman lost a leg in Iraq and emerged from the V.A. hospital in Asheville, NC, as a bitter civilian without a job or a future. But when he solved a series of local murders, Sam not only brought the guilty to justice but found meaning for his life. Now he and his partner, Nakayla Robertson, are opening a detective agency. They have high hopes that the thriving mountain region will provide a steady stream of cases.
Their first client, a quirky elderly woman in a retirement community, makes a strange request. She wants Sam to right a wrong she committed more than 70 years ago. Her victim was F. Scott Fitzgerald. Her crime was stealing a manuscript. Sam’s task seems simple enough: retrieve the woman’s lockbox and deliver the manuscript to Fitzgerald’s heirs.
But nothing is simple for Sam. The lockbox is sealed with a swastika, a symbol his client insists predates the Nazis and reflects a scene from The Great Gatsby. Then a security guard is killed and the lockbox disappears. Not only has this investigation triggered a murder, but Sam’s final military case has followed him from Iraq and neither he nor anyone close to him is safe. Are the mysteries connected? Or is one a ruse luring him into the crosshairs of his enemies?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Readers will hope to see a lot more of the book's amiable characters, in particular, Sam and Nakayla, whose comfortable banter lends the story much of its charm." --Publishers Weekly
Library Journal
"An excellent regional mystery, full of local color and historical detail." --Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615950386
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
05/27/2011
Series:
Sam Blackman Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
232,205
File size:
736 KB

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Meet the Author

Mark de Castrique grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina where his mysteries are set. Mark is a veteran of the television and film production industry, and he serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dangerous Undertaking is the first in the series

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