From the book jacket:
It's a beautiful Thanksgiving
morning in New York City. Perfect day for a parade, and Fritz Malone just
happens to have drifted up Central Park West to take a look at the floats.
Across the crowd-filled street he sees a gunman on a low wall, taking aim with a
shiny black Beretta. Seconds later, the air is filled with bullets and blood.
Fritz isn't one to stand around and watch. As the gunman flees into the park,
Fritz runs after him. What he doesn't know is that he is also running into one
of the most shocking and treacherous episodes of his life.
Though Fritz assumed that chasing down bad guys is perfectly legal, the cops
hustle him from the scene and deliver him to the office of the current
commissioner, who informs Fritz that someone dubbed "Nightmare" has been
taunting the city's leaders for weeks, warning of an...
Beyond the Book
About the author
: Richard Hawke is a pseudonym of
Tim Cockey, also author of the humorous mystery
series featuring undertaker Hitchcock Sewell which
starts with The Hearse You Came In On
Speak of the Devil
is the first of his Fritz Malone
series written under the name Richard Hawke. The
second will be published next week (Mar 13, 2007) and
was written up in the February issue of "BookBrowse
Previews". Booklist gave it a starred review
saying, "Hawke's smart prose, easy wit, and unforced
pathos make this a great suggestion for readers mourning
the loss of Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar or Stephen
Greenleaf's John Marshall Tanner."