Upon returning to New York from a disastrous love affair in St. Martin, Detective Daniel Boyland, New York Metropolitan Police Department, resolves all issues with his former lover, Niki Wells, and settles back into his old job as a detective in the Nassau Homicide Squad.
When a golfer discovers two badly-mutilated bodies on the side of a fairway, Danny and his partner Spider Webb investigate. The bodies are identified as wanted for the torture murder of Patty Ann Malloy, the pregnant middle daughter of Governor Thomas Keegan. Nailed to their foreheads are white index cards spelling out, in blood, "CASE CLOSED."
The investigation zeros in on Santino "Sonny Slick" Abbate, a Mob leader who was boyhood friends with Governor Keegan. Physical evidence implicates Sonny in the murders and also in two murders which occurred thirty-four years ago - murders that reach up to the governor's office and eventually force him into an agonizing decision. Will he pardon Sonny, or allow him to die by lethal injection?
Henry Hack is a lifelong New Yorker who served in the Nassau County, NY Police Department for twenty-two years, including fourteen years in the Detective Division. He commanded the Scientific Investigation Bureau and was qualified as an expert witness in several forensic fields including blood, narcotics and trace evidence. He also commanded the Eighth Precinct, Uniform Force, and resides on Long Island with his wife, Lorraine. Cases Closed is his second novel featuring Detective Danny Boyland. The first, Danny Boy, was published in 2009 by the Salvo Press/Broadhead Books. Five of his short stories have been published in collections.
More information can be found on his website at www.henryhack.com