Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DEADLY FLARE-UP, A Richard McCord Novel


He Felt Threatened! 

Sex, drugs and missing money … not your ordinary trip to the dentist!   An ex-con, a stripper, a psychologist and a dentist, all have one thing in common ─ former Southern California D.A., turned private investigator, Richard McCord.

Richard McCord is not one to walk away from a  challenge, but soon after being hired by wealthy dentist, Frank Howard, to investigate missing money and drugs, he begins to wonder if the challenge this time might be too much, not only for his professional life, but especially for his love life.  McCord is attracted to Jessie Conway, the half-sister of one of the suspects in the case.  While McCord is streetwise and hardened, having been a Southern California deputy distract attorney who left the DA's office due to serious drinking and womanizing, he is not totally prepared for Mandy Freidman, dental assistant to Dr. Howard, and part-time exotic dancer, who seems to enjoy playing sexual mind games with McCord.  Is he about to sabotage his relationship with Jessie Conway and turn to the mysterious Mandy Freidman?  The maze of intrigue expands greatly with murders and drug trafficking by the local Mexican drug cartel.  Richard McCord's longtime friend, Lieutenant Carlos Hernandez heads up the San Gabriel Valley Drug Task Force, and McCord brings him into the case.  McCord is convinced someone is out to kill him, or to frame him for murder, and he is determined to find answers, that is, if a bullet does not stop him first. 

New book by L. R. Pendleton

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