Child Not Found (Tucker Mystery #3) (Paperback)

By Ray Daniel

Midnight Ink, 9780738742311, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 8, 2016

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Description

For Aloysius Tucker, taking his nine-year-old cousin Maria sledding is all about frozen toes and hot coffee in the warming house. It shouldn't involve chasing after Maria as she's led into a long black car by a stranger in a Bruins jacket. But by the end of the crisp December morning Maria is gone, her mother is dead, and her father--mafia don Sal--has been arrested for murder.

Sensing blood in the water, would-be successors to Sal's criminal empire square off, agreeing on nothing but the idea that Sal's blood relative, Tucker, needs to be eliminated. Searching for Maria through sub-zero days and nights, Tucker persists even as his relentless efforts draw him into a deadly crossfire between every power-hungry crook in Boston.

Praise:

"Daniel is more than generous with the violence, guilt, tweets, craft brews, and compassion."--Kirkus Reviews

" An] enjoyable if complex third book of murder and mayhem with a . . . satisfying whirlwind of a resolution."--Publishers Weekly

"The third Tucker outing features a gripping plot and engaging characters who are sure to satisfy readers of Vincent Lardo, Joseph Finder, and John Hart."--Library Journal

"By any measure, Child Not Found] is a terrific book. It's got a gripping plot, characters so real you can feel them, and a narrative voice that grips you by the heart and won't let go. A terrific read "--John Gilstrap, author of Friendly Fire and the Jonathan Grave thriller series



About the Author

Ray Daniel (Framingham, MA) writes first-person, wisecracking, Boston-based crime fiction. His story Driving Miss Rachel (published in Blood Moon by Level Best Books) was chosen as a 2013 distinguished short story by Otto Penzler, editor of The Best American Mystery Stories 2013. Daniel's work has been published in the Level Best Books anthologies Thin Ice, Blood Moon, and Stone Cold. Terminated is Ray Daniel's first novel. For more information, visit him online at raydanielmystery.com/.