Blood Truth (The Rick Cahill Series) Outside the Wire (A Pacific Homicide)
Mystery & Thriller Authors Matt Coyle & Patricia Smiley Sign and Discuss their New Books!
Sat. Dec. 16th @ 3pm
A hard-boiled PI novel for fans of Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald and Dashiell Hammett.
Rick Cahill has long feared the truth about his own blood―the blood of his father coursing through his veins.
When a long-hidden safe unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force twenty-seven years ago and then spiraled into an early drunken death, Rick determines to find the truth even if it proves the one thing he's always feared.
But as he grapples with his father's past, the woman he still loves pleads with him to find out if her husband is having an affair―or is involved in something much more sinister. Could the truth send her back into Rick’s arms? Would he have a last shot at happiness? He may never get the chance to find out, as killers who will do anything to protect their secrets lurk in the shadows.
Los Angeles Times bestselling author Patricia Smiley has written four books in a mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Tucker Sinclair. PACIFIC HOMICIDE (Nov 2016) is the first in a new series about LAPD Homicide Detective Davie Richards. Davie's story continues in the second book OUTSIDE THE WIRE (Nov 2017). The third installment is due out in 2018. Patty's short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Two of the Deadliest, an anthology edited by Elizabeth George.
Best-selling author Matt Coyle is the winner of the Anthony Award, the Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal, the San Diego Book Award, and is a Shamus, Macavity, and Lefty Award finalist as well. He has a degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has worked in the restaurant, golf, and sports collectible businesses. Blood Truth is the fourth in his Rick Cahill crime series. Matt lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus.
Homicide detective Davie Richards is called to an airport parking garage to investigate the shooting of a retired U.S. Army Ranger. Missing personal items point to a robbery, but Davie suspects a more sinister motive when she notices only one military dog tag around the Ranger’s neck. Could the murderer have taken the other as a memento of the kill? As Davie unravels baffling clues, one murder becomes two and a pattern begins to emerge. Racing to save the killer’s next victim, Davie is led to a shocking twist that challenges her physical and emotional endurance and tests the bonds of brotherhood and friendship.