Can a Los Angeles P.I. unravel an enigma wrapped in a mystery in time to stop a barbarous racketeer with a personal vendetta? Newly-minted private eye Ben Malone, a former LAPD homicide detective, wishes he could catch a case just so that he can pay the rent on his office at the end of the month. But when a gorgeous and mysterious, high-class call girl shows up at his office and hires him for a bizarre assignment, Malone is quickly reminded of the old idiom, "be careful what you wish for." Between his new client's story starting to unravel, being forced to keep information about a murder his client says she witnessed from his best friend and former partner, LAPD Detective Jaime Reyes, and facing the fallout when a savagely cruel mobster linked to his client starts to make the case personal for him, Malone is being pulled in a hundred directions at once. Fortunately for him, he's got a friend in low places in the form of Vasily Dmitriyev, a criminal in his own right, but someone always willing to back Malone in a jam. As Malone, Vasily, and eventually Reyes, team up to cope with the fallout from Malone's battle against the dark forces of the human-trafficking syndicate boss, a new problem arises when Malone's client starts to look more like a murderer than an innocent witness to a murder. The clock is ticking, the body count is rising, the circumstances darken, testing Malone's ability to figure out just who is fair and who is foul. Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair is the second novel in the Malone Mystery series, a riveting private investigator series of crime and suspense thrillers. If you like breathtaking action, sarcastic humor, and a hint of romance, then you'll love Larry Darter's edge-of-your-seat story.
About the Author
Larry Darter was born in Oklahoma. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a retired police officer with more than twenty-three years of law enforcement service. As a retired crime fighter turned crime fiction writer, he leverages his real life law enforcement experience to create the kind of realistic and compelling crime novels that mystery and crime thriller fans love to read. Connect with Larry by visiting his website or find him on social media. Website: http://www.larrydarter.com