Ronan Marino's life was going to be a piece of cake after he won the biggest jackpot in the history of the California lottery and left behind a successful career as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He was finally done with long deployments to not so exotic locales and meeting new and exciting people who wanted nothing more than to kill him. After years of war, numerous undercover ops and a bad divorce, he thought he was headed for easy street. He couldn't have been more wrong.
Moving back to his boyhood home in Lowell, Massachusetts (best known for Jack Kerouac and boxer Mickey Ward of "The Fighter" fame) he planned to do nothing more than meet the girl of his dreams, start a family, play in a crappy bar band and work on his extensive comic book collection. Life was going to be nothing but peace and relaxation.
When his new girlfriend is found dead in the cold waters of the Merrimack River however, Ronan's plans are shattered and he finds himself right back in the line of fire. Believing her death to be a murder, he begins to investigate and discovers she had a dark secret; one that powerful men on both sides of the law are desperate to remain hidden. Calling on his mob enforcer cousin for backup, Ronan dives headfirst into places where even angels fear to tread; committed to finding who took his girlfriend's life even at the cost of his own.
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About the Author
After leaving the Air Force, he worked in the film and television industry in Orlando, FL where his acting credits included the sci-fi television series "seaQuest 2032" and the Jodie Foster film "Contact." It was during this time that Lloyd began to write screenplays. One of his very first, a vampire story called "Dark Millennium" was optioned by the film production company that produced the series "Swamp Thing" and "Superboy." Though never produced, it provided him a great deal of experience in writing and understanding story structure. He also won the best screenplay award at the 2000 Kissimmee Film Festival for another work.
Switching to novels in 2002, Lloyd's first book was the Ronan Marino mystery entitled "Two Redheads & A Dead Blonde." His other books in the Ronan Marino Mystery Series include "Chasing Curves" and "The Vicious Cycle." He also has an original novel called "Three Chords & The Truth" which he says is about the paths we choose to take and how it affects the lives of those around us. He hopes to release this book sometime in the near future.
He enjoys working out, mountain biking, martial arts, collecting Japanese toys and is a fervent fan of the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He currently resides in Southern New Hampshire and is the proud father of son Cameron, who is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force, and daughter Celine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ronan Marino has had an active life. He was an investigator in the Air Force. When he won the biggest jackpot in the history of the California lottery, he left the military to return to his childhood home in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was now on easy street: independently wealthy, plays as part of a band, and has a hot, beautiful girlfriend. When his girlfriend, Karen, turns up dead in the Merrimack River, his life is turned upside down. He finds she was leading a double life and had a secret that powerful people on both side of the law wanted to keep a secret. However, Ronan Marino has people on both sides of the law too. His uncle is a mob boss and his cousin an enforcer. His brother is a police chief in one town, his friend Shea is a detective. With the forces of light and dark at his side, he searches for the killer in places even angels fear to tread, and devils try to avoid. He will find Karen's killer even if it kills him. Lloyd L. Corricelli as written a whodunit with many twists and turns. At the same time, one gets the flavor of the Lowell area of Massachusetts. Like all good whodunits, there are twists and turns, and many red herrings, as well as a respectable body count by the end. Fans of murder mysteries will find this a difficult book to put down.
A great read. Lots of action, and as good as the Jack Reacher series.
I usually read techno thrillers like Dale Brown or Clancy type books so I was hesitant to read this since it is a mystery by new author and as it turns out I know the author but a co-worker read it and really liked it so I gave it a try. I was very pleasantly surprised. Not only did it keep my interest but it referenced so many local towns and sites from the area we live in that it felt like I was in the story. Following along as the characters grew and the mystery unfolded. You would really appreciate this book if you knew the author because you can see a lot of him in it. I went on the read his next book in the series, Chasing Curves. The author is growing with each story.