Friday, June 17, 2011

HARDBOILED CORNER: THE FRANK PAVLICEK MYSTERIES!

HARDBOILED CORNER: THE FRANK PAVLICEK MYSTERIES!

ANDY STRAKA

KINDLE EDITIONS ~ $.99

A WITNESS ABOVE

Thirteen years ago, Frank Pavlicek left the NYPD under less than ideal circumstances. Now, the divorced father of a teenage daughter, he works as a private investigator in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he indulges his passion for falconry – and tries to live outside the shadow of his past.

Frank is hunting with his red-tailed hawk, Armistead, when he finds it. A teenage boy’s body – barely concealed behind a pile of brush in a part of the forest Frank recently visited with his daughter, Nicole. It’s a truly gruesome crime scene – one of the many things Frank doesn’t miss about working homicide in the big city.

But what Frank finds in the dead boy’s wallet is even more disturbing: Nicole’s phone number, scribbled in ink on the edge of a bill. He pockets the evidence and flees. Days later, his daughter is in jail. His past is coming back to haunt him. And his reputation – and life – are on the line . . .


A KILLING SKY

When a Congressman's daughter disappears, Charlottesville P.I. and falconer Frank Pavlicek follows a trail of family secrets to the most dangerous discovery of all--the truth.


COLD QUARRY

When an expert falconer is found shot to death, P.I. Frank Pavlicek smells something far more deadly than a simple hunting accident. Something is contaminating the surrounding woods-something the Feds don't want to discuss. Seeking justice for his friend's life, Pavlicek threatens to uncover a group of domestic terrorists with a chilling agenda.


KITTY-HITTER

Frank Pavlicek, a PI and a falconer, returns in his fourth mystery, this time leaving his adopted Virginia town to return to his old beat, New York City. Accompanied by his daughter, Nicole, a PI in training and an accomplished hacker, Frank comes to New York to help out Darla, also a former NYPD officer and current PI, after she takes on a strange case in which a physician accuses the developer of her building of having her beloved pet cat killed by an owl.

Frank draws on his falconry skills to get to the bottom of the strange story, which gets even stranger after evidence surfaces that there really is someone in Central Park hunting with a large owl.

The plot is fast paced, twisty, and complex, but it's never unbelievable, despite the presence of owls, illegal immigrants, secretive developers, gang wars, and stories from the Underground Railroad.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Thanks for the nod, Bish.