by D. James Eldon
GENRE: Crime Fiction
When a little girl is found brutally murdered, veteran NYPD homicide detectives Hiro Masimoto and Ryan Sullivan are determined, against all odds, to solve the case.
In the midst of the worst heat wave in New York City’s history and with personal and professional pressures mounting, the detectives pursue the mother’s ex-boyfriend and former criminal, Nick DeSantis.
But DeSantis, a two-time felon, has skipped town and the detectives struggle to collect enough hard evidence to extradite him before he slips completely out of their grasp.
With a cast of outlaw characters and more twists and turns than a coiled spring, Brooklyn Heat delivers a taut thriller of the highest caliber.
“Hey, Detective,” Pete Dugan says, looking exhausted and nervous.
“What’s up?” Masimoto asks, stepping further into the hallway, glancing at the black nameplate on Dugan’s chest and scratching it in his pad.
“Well, my partner Jimmy and I responded to a call. Someone heard screaming at this address. When we get here, nothing’s happening. We ring the bell, knock, but nothing. Neighbor who called was outside. She had a key. We enter, announce. Nothing. Not a sound. Jimmy, ya know, he dives right in. I take upstairs, he’s down here.” Dugan stops, looking around like a lost child.
“So, where’s he now?” Masimoto asks quietly, noticing Sgt. Cappalleri standing next to him.
“Basement. With the lady. I tried to go down there, but he bit my head off. I never seen him like this. Scared the fuck out of me.”
“The lady, she have a name?”
“Neighbor who let us in said Lisa and mentioned a daughter. Jimmy said there were two downstairs. One dead, one in shock. I just saw him and the lady.”
“You check the rest of the house?”
“OK,” Masimoto says jotting all this in his pad. He notices Sgt. Cappalleri looking through the mail on a side table to their right. “You call the M.E.?”
Dugan shakes his head. “Just the paramedics and you.”
The Sergeant holds up a few letters. “All these are addressed to a Lisa Serrano, probably your lady in the basement.”
“Thanks,” Masimoto says.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
James Eldon is a poet, novelist, and short-story writer from New York City. His work has been published online and in print, in the US, Canada, and Europe, in both English and French.
His debut novel, All The Way Gone, the first of the Brooklyn Homicide Investigations, is available as an ebook and paperback in English as well as paperback in French (under the title Sur Le Fil).
The latest Brooklyn Homicide Investigation, Brooklyn Heat, is available now in both ebook and paperback.
And, in 2017, look for the third Brooklyn Homicide Investigation, The Pope’s Guard.
Kindle (& paperback) – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JH4FRVQ
Nook (& paperback)- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brooklyn-heat-d-james-eldon/1124360495
The new paperback version of Brooklyn Heat is available at the CreateSpace eStore at this link: https://www.createspace.com/6536968
And if people use the coupon code – 9NYHU7HL at checkout they can get 20% off the retail price (the paperback through CreateSpace retails for $15.99, the discount is $3.20, so the final price is $12.79). The discount will remain in effect through October.
The ebook retails for $4.99 and remains unchanged.
The author will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.