Headcase Dick Moonlight PI finds himself in a world of hurt and deception when he agrees to take on a job for the Blaze Construction Company. It seems its portly, “midget” owner, Greg Blaze, believes his workers are stealing tools from him and he needs Moonlight to gather the proof.
But the more Moonlight digs into the case, the more insidious things become, including a mysterious ancient, Egyptian falcon statuette made of pure obsidian believed to be priceless that the crooked construction owner has allegedly stolen.
Shades of The Maltese Falcon? Maybe. But one thing is for sure: this pure hard-boiled thrilling madness from New York Times and USA Today bestselling Thriller and Shamus Awards-winning author Vincent Zandri.
Critical Acclaim for Books by Vincent Zandri
“Sensational…masterful…brilliant.” —New York Post
“(A) chilling tale of obsessive love from Thriller Award-winner Zandri…Riveting.” —Publishers Weekly
“…Oh, what a story it is…Riveting…A terrific old school thriller.” —Booklist “Starred Review”
“Zandri does a fantastic job with this story. Not only does he scare the reader, but the horror show he presents also scares the man who is the definition of the word “tough.” —Suspense Magazine
“(The Innocent) is a thriller that has depth and substance, wickedness and compassion.” —The Times-Union (Albany)
“The action never wanes.” —Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting.” —Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Six Years
“Tough, stylish, heartbreaking.” —Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of Savages and Cartel
“A tightly crafted, smart, disturbing, elegantly crafted complex thriller…I dare you to start it and not keep reading.” —MJ Rose, New York Times bestselling author of Halo Effect and Closure
“A classic slice of raw pulp noir…” —William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob