Crosshairs (Hardcover)

A Justin McGee Mystery

By Matt Fitzpatrick

Green Writers Press, 9781732081581, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2018

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Inspired by the author’s own experiences and observations as a child and throughout adulthood, Crosshairs tells the story of the the implosion of the traditional Boston underworld that created a vacuum for the players left at the table. Justin McGee is a high-powered attorney who moonlights as the city’s most successful and highly paid assassin. Former Irish crime family member, Darby McBride, is an aging mobster looking for a new life as a sole proprietor in the reinvented underworld. Captain Caleb Frost is a hardscrabble Gloucester fisherman who comes to a crossroads between his own sense of principles and ethics and the lure of the lucrative New England heroin trade. Crosshairs is the story of three desperate individuals grappling with a world that places money and hidden desires above all else. These players are seeking not only survival, but the ability to thrive. Their unique advantage—unlike the drones of the rest of the world—is that they are devoid of any pesky morals that could get in the way of achieving their desires.

    Everything comes to a head when Justin is called upon to accept the most challenging assignment of his life. Little do they know, but their worlds will all tragically collide, as readers will discover, because in Boston, politics, history, and crime are all one when caught in the crosshairs…

About the Author

MATT FITZPATRICK grew up in a very politically active and connected Irish-Catholic family. He is a US Coast Guard licensed sea captain on top of having a very successful 25-year career in the investment management industry. He describes his first novel as “Boston Grit.”  Matt lives on Cape Cod.

Praise For Crosshairs: A Justin McGee Mystery

"There's no greater reading pleasure than to meet a new player in the field of Boston crime fiction. So allow me to introduce Matthew Fitzpatrick, and allow him to introduce you to his fictional gang of sharp-tongued, sardonic, hopeful, hopeless wise-guys and gals. His narration sings with the song of the streets, and their dialogue is so real it spits. A most promising debut. Enjoy." —William MartinNew York Times Bestselling author of Back Bay and Bound For Gold

Crosshairs is a gritty story about gritty people in a city where only the strong and strategic survive.” — Capt. Linda Greenlaw, best-selling author of The Hungry Ocean and Bimini Twist