The latest Carina Quintana Mystery, from Kirkus Award winning author David Benson, has Carina facing her first homicide as Assistant Chief of the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida PD.
When the body of a young woman washes up on the beach in front of a local luxury hotel, a little digging sets Carina on the trail of Rayce de Marco, an infant terrible of the high fashion world with mob ties and a penchant for private jets and the super-heated late night club scene of South Beach.
The dead woman is a nineteen-year-old off-the-grid fashion blogger from New York with an appetite for extortion and a plan to insinuate herself into Rayce de Marco's growing empire. But the enigmatic girl, who called herself Circe, did not count on the wrath that de Marco unleashes on her.
Circe's violent death prompts her twin sister Athena to extract vengeance, but it is left up to Carina to untangle the convoluted worlds of killer and victim to nab the murderer. Despite expert forensic help and her own keen insights, it will be anything but easy. De Marco's powerful family, including his mob boss uncle and gorgeous former pro boxer cousin, Adriana, seem not about to let the master of the House of de Marco go down.
Shuttling between New York and Florida and rekindling relationships with former NYPD colleagues, Carina faces unexpected impediments and mounting frustration. Fortunately, Carina's exotic wife, Alice, is there to take the edge off the frustration, but will it be enough to help her catch a killer?
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About the Author
David Benson was born and raised in New York but lived for many years in the Washington, DC area, and in Brussels, Belgium for a two-year assignment. He is a widely-published technical writer but his passion is fiction. Late Boomer is his first published work of fiction and the first in the Carina Quintana Mysteries series. David lives in south Florida with his wife Laura, a photographer.