Title: Murder in Silence (Murder, Book 1)
Author: Gary Kassay
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Length: 100,000 words
Genres: Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense (Non-Romance)
Sapphire Star Publishing (Coming Soon)
Two police officers have been brutally killed by having their throats ripped out, but the wound appears to have been done with surgical precision. With no witnesses, no forensic evidence, and two bizarre clues to follow, the case falls to Inspector Duke Becker, head of the high profile Special Investigations Unit, Homicide.
Becker and his squad must find the killer before more cops are murdered. The case will lead Becker on a wild chase through the streets of New York City, back over 15 years into the past and to a cover-up that will rock City Hall.
Along with his brash, wildly dressed young partner, Jimmy Nova, the beautiful Michelle Goldman, Augie “Doggie” Rivera, and the Mutt and Jeff team of Bobby Green and Joe Robinson, Becker will need to enlist his boyhood friend in charge of CSU, Manny Velez.
Add a ruthless newswoman known to the NYPD as “”Wicked Witch Wilson” and a new love interest for Becker in the gorgeous and brilliant Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham, Becker is about to embark on the most difficult and dangerous case in his 20 plus years. Will Becker and his squad be able to catch the killer before more cops die or will the killer have the last laugh?
About the Author:
Gary Kassay, author of the Duke Becker Series, is a former member of the NYPD Transit K-9 Unit. Besides a career as a Police Officer, he has been the owner of a commercial photo company, an X-ray tech for humans and animals, and a TSA employee. He now resides in Casper, Wyoming with his wife Raella, three dogs, and one black cat.
When Gary is not working on the next installment of his Duke Becker series, he enjoys spending quiet times with his wife, reading, and when there isn't snow on the ground, a good round of golf.
SSP Author Page: http://www.sapphirestarpublishing.com/garykassay
Author Website: http://www.garykassay.com/
Once I started the book I could not put it down. It was everything the author promised.
The plot kept me guessing from page one and the end were surprisingly interesting. Well thought and skillfully delivered so that you get lost in the world of Inspector Duke Becker. His colorful colleague Jimmy Novak complimented the Inspector and together they were in good partnership.
As with the rest of the squad working as a team to capture the murderer I could relate to each and every man and woman. Even the chief and his assistant added to the depth of the story making it a believable and realistic novel. And of course I can not left out “”Wicked Witch Wilson” a ruthless news reporter that brings out the best in every one in the squad. With out her the story would lack credibility.
The love of the NYPD and K-9 units was achieved through the writing of the author and I could enjoy the reality of the story in its many dimensions. His knowledge about procedures and language rolled together to create the plot with the back drop of the busy streets of New York. A nightmare for any traveler but even worse for the NYPD. Duke Becker was stretched to the limit but always kept his cool in the situation, knowing what to do without being arrogant. His leadership the strength that kept the squad motivated and strong.
Although not a romance, romance was blooming and since I love romance I loved the way Duke and Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham met and became a couple. His mother playing a huge part to get him hooked. Even the blooming relationship between Michelle and Bobby placed a smile on my face.
Loved the poem of the policeman. It really touched my heart. The sincerity and knowledge that no matter how much we mess up we still have a Heavenly Father that cares deeply for his children, especially the men in blue.
The obvious fascination with John Wayne and his movies made me smile. It seems that the author has a soft spot for the Duke which he blended right through the book into his world and those of the other characters. Not overly done but yet you sense John Wayne’s appeal to him.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller with a touch of laughter and romance in the mix.
Looking forward to read more about the life of Inspector Duke Becker and the rest of the team.
Well done Garry Kassy