One of an elite group of four New York City detectives is a professional killer. The group's former Chief tells the four that he is dying and leaving his three million dollar estate to them, but under an ominous condition. The Chief knows who the killer is, but won't reveal it. Instead, he challenges the four of them to arrest the killer and split the killer's share. Harper Williams, the only woman among the four, hires NYC private eye Hank Tower to help her identify the killer. Complicating Tower's investigation are the excessive lifestyles of all four. Anyone of them could be killing for profit because they all live well beyond their salaries. The four are...
Harper Williams, 35, single, beautiful, lives in an expensive condominium and travels beyond her income...
Tony Bianco, 42, divorced, handsome, Upper East Side Casanova, dines and drinks well ahead of his salary...
Hugh Ryan, 42, married, church-goer, has two sons in an expensive private school. He says he has an inheritance...
Clay Timmer, 40, bachelor whose passion for fly-fishing takes him around the world. He claims a rich brother gives him money.
As Hank Tower searches for the killer, he encounters a union boss, a billionaire developer and a femme fatale, his client. Throughout Tower's investigation, the killer taunts the reader with mesmerizing diary entries detailing his (or her) moral rationale and preferred methods for killing. Each entry glues the reader more tightly to the story until this masterful riddle reaches its dramatic conclusion.
About the Author
His Hank Tower PI series includes a variety of human insights in the fast-moving world of who-dun-its. His fresh style moves a reader smoothly from page to page.
Horn targets two Hank Tower novels a year. His work is available in bookstores everywhere, from amazon.com and on Kindle, Nook, Kobo and iBook. Currently in print are:
THE DEADLY FARM BOY
DEATH VISITS THE CARIBBEAN
THE BONE DEALERS
THE BRIDE KILLER
MURDER IN VENICE
THE DEATH CHIP
THE BENNINGTON MURDERS
WALL STREET KILLERS
Horn lives with his wife in Connecticut and has a daughter, son-in-law and three young grandchildren.