Tim O'Mara gives us another fascinating detective story with his own twist to keep you intrigued and entertained. He takes you into the world of PI's, military, and murder. Readers are in for a treacherous journey that reveals secrets, lies, and tested loyalties.
The character development is compelling to the story and Tim delivers with a hero you can root for and a supporting cast to add depth to the story. The vivid description of the city makes you feel like you are walking the streets with Ray.
This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. It is the third installment of the series and like the other two it keeps you intrigued for the long haul and leaves you ready for more.
New York City school teacher Raymond Donne has no idea how bad his night is going to get when he picks up the phone. Ricky Torres, his old friend from his days as a cop, needs Ray’s help, and he needs it right now---in the middle of the night. Ricky picks Ray up in the taxi he’s been driving since returning from serving as a marine in Iraq, but before Ricky can tell Ray what’s going on, the windows of the taxi explode under a hail of bullets killing Ricky and knocking Ray unconscious as he dives to pull his friend out of harm’s way.
Ray would’ve done anything to help Ricky out while he was alive. Now that he’s dead, he’ll go to the same lengths to find out who did it and why. All he has to go on is that Ricky was working with Jack Knight, Ray’s old nemesis, another ex-cop turned PI. They were investigating the disappearance of a PR giant’s daughter who had ties to the same Brooklyn streets that all three of them used to work. Is that what got Ricky killed or was he into something even more dangerous? Was there anything that Ray could’ve done for him while he was alive? Is there anything he can do for him now?
Filled with the kinds of unexpected twists that make for the best crime fiction, and with secrets that run far deeper than loyalties, Dead Red is the most thrilling mystery yet in Tim O’Mara’s widely acclaimed series.