The Third Brother (Hardcover)
An Andy Hayes Mystery (Andy Hayes Mysteries)
Swallow Press, 9780804011945, 272pp.
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
It’s a violent encounter that private investigator Andy Hayes could have done without. One minute he’s finishing up some grocery shopping ahead of a custody visit with his sons. The next, he must come to the rescue of a Somali-American mother and her young children as anti-immigrant bullies torment them.
Grateful for his intervention, the Somali community hires Andy to find a missing teenager who vanished without a trace and is now accused of plotting a terror attack in his adopted hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The government is certain that nineteen-year-old Abdi Mohamed followed in the footsteps of his brother, who died in Syria a few months earlier in a jihadi assault. But Mohamed’s family isn’t convinced, describing a soccer-loving American kid who renounced his brother’s actions and planned to attend college in the fall and become a diplomat someday.
Soon Andy is fending off fed-up FBI agents and dueling with a mysterious foe with links to the white supremacist movement. As he draws ever closer to the truth behind Mohamed’s disappearance, Hayes stumbles onto a conspiracy that could put hundreds of lives in danger, including his own two boys.
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Praise For The Third Brother: An Andy Hayes Mystery (Andy Hayes Mysteries)…
“This series gets better with each book.”—Publishers Weekly
“Andy is a likable, cynical, at times humorous, and always witty protagonist with a penchant for trouble.”—Mystery Scene
“Call [The Hunt] Rust Belt noir. Call it a hybrid of whodunit and thriller. But above all, call it splendid — and this talented author’s best yet.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch