Bolero Cover


A Nick Sayler Novel

By Joanie McDonell

Thomas & Mercer, Paperback, 9781612184401, 362pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

Bolero introduces Nick Sayler, the private investigator who lives aboard a Hudson River barge with a brilliant savant, a retired psychiatrist and a stunning Creole girl. But Sayler's haunted by memories of the woman who took a bullet meant for him, so his good life is belied by a bad drinking habit. Then an emergency room doctor's desperate call about a ballerina with no memory and nothing on her except his card, changes everything. If he can dip into his notorious past to uncover the secret that will save the dancer, maybe he can finally save himself. Joanie McDonell's Bolero is an auspicious debut sophisticated, stylish, and sexy. We shall be hearing a lot more about Nick Sayler, a disenchanted hero in the classic mode. Benjamin Black, author of Christine Falls.