Jersey Heat

Jersey Heat

by Joseph D'Agnese


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A gorgeous scientist. A duffle bag of cash.
A tough guy's last chance to do the right thing.

All his life, Pete's been a big man with pain and hurt simmering just under the skin. He hates taking chances, because he knows what'll happen if he explodes. This was supposed to be the summer he slacked off in a sweet gig as a security guard in the 'burbs.

But when a body floats to the top of a reservoir, Pete's cushy job at the water company goes belly-up. Now a beautiful biologist needs Pete's help putting the screws to his sadistic boss before the guy pulls off a land swindle worth millions. As the clock ticks and the body count rises, Pete must decide: Will he do what's easy and make a killing in real estate? Or take a stand and risk a killing of a different kind?

Jersey Heat is an action-packed, full-length thriller with all the twists, turns, savage wit, eccentric characters, and black humor found in the work of Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaasen.

It's always summer in Jersey Heat. Get it now and start your hot, gritty, high-stakes ride today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941410028
Publisher: NutGraf Productions
Publication date: 02/27/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Joseph D'Agnese is a journalist and author who has written for children and adults alike. He's been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Discover, and other publications. His work has twice appeared in the anthology Best American Science Writing. His children's book, Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci, was an honoree for the Mathical Book Prize-the first-ever prize for math-themed children's books.
D'Agnese's crime fiction has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. D'Agnese is a 2015 winner of the Derringer Award for short mystery fiction. One of his short stories was selected by author James Patterson for inclusion in the prestigious annual anthology, Best American Mystery Stories 2015.
D'Agnese lives in North Carolina with his wife, the author Denise Kiernan (The Girls of Atomic City).

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