by Jonathan Michael Cullen
Scintillating New Mystery Features Corruption, Murder and Personal Vengeance Detective uncovers strange connections to his past within the dark underworld of Boston It's 1964 and racial hostility burns across the country. In Boston, an arson epidemic hits the slums of Roxbury, a once Jewish district now a land of urban decay. Completely disregarded by the local press and civil leaders, the strange fires have no known origin. Their ambiguity only further fuels the flame of curiosity in Detective Jody Brae, once an orphan in the Roxbury Home for Stray Boys. With political and law officials holding a broken moral compass, crime is seen as unavoidable and low on the list of priorities. Political degeneracy is just one strand in this tightly woven web of secrets. The plot thickens as the mysterious events link with the obtrusive nature of Brae's childhood. He quickly finds himself compromised by the twists and turns of the case and the satisfaction of retribution. Wedged between personal honor and professional integrity, it's a race against time for the valiant detective as he struggles to save his past, his job, and the love of his life. Jonathan Michael Cullen creatively navigates the reader through the dark Boston streets for each missing piece of the mystery. The brutality of the underworld mixed with a flicker of romance will propel both men and women to sit on the edge of their seats. The Ranks of Jody Brae is as blissfully puzzling as it is engaging; a perfect mix for a suspenseful narrative. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.