Crooked politics and twisted passions explode into murder and a terrifying frame-up! A scream of terror shatters the quiet of the big city's swank residential section. When the police arrive at Richard Caldwell's house, they find him drunk and dazed, staring at the beautiful girl who lies dead at his feet. It looks like an out-and-out murder case - but is it? Reporter Sam Terrell thinks it is a frame-up and sets out to get the truth.
May Laval was as brilliant as a ten-carat diamond - and just as cold. As the calculating ruler of a social set, she influenced generals, politicians, and big businessmen. Slowly and shrewdly, she learned the intimate details of everyone's life and recorded the seamy facts in a diary so as not to forget a single sordid detail. One day, May Laval threatened to publish her diary. Now it’s up to PR man Jake Harrison to find out who killed May and - while he’s at it - why his wife left him.
McGivern's electrifying and complex crime novel brings together two misfits with nothing left to lose. When the two team up for a bank robbery, they are about to play a sucker bet with their lives. Together, they have one shot at the big time. And when that fails, all they have is each other.
All of New York City holds its breath as the clock ticks toward October 15th, the night when the psychopathic killer known as the Juggler will once again strike, kidnapping, raping, and murdering an innocent young girl. The NYPD task force, headed by Detective Vincent "Gypsy" Tonnelli, is scrambling to unlock the significance of this date in order to catch the killer before it arrives.
It started almost innocently when a cop committed suicide. It was worry over ill health, said his wife. Detective Dave Bannion wasn't so sure, but when he started digging, he was told to lay off¿fast! Instead, he turned in his badge and started stalking the city streets and bars in search of the truth where he uncovers a red-hot story of murder and corruption that would blow Philadelphia's underworld sky high.
From the station-houses to the joy-houses, they knew about Mike Carmody. He was the best cop money could buy. And when the Syndicate boys said jump, Carmody knew just how high. But they couldn't buy Carmody's kid brother Eddie. And when Eddie turned against them, the Mob snuffed him out like a nickel cigar.