Ciaran Richards’ father was a soldier. A hero.
But now he’s dead. Or is he?
In the middle of the night a happy, successful young man walks off his roof and plummets three stories into the alley below. At first glance, his tragic death appears to be a suicide but Boston’s top murder cop, Detective Jess Reilly, isn’t buying it. When a second body shows up it’s just too much of a coincidence for Reilly and her partner, Detective Greg Fisk, to ignore an when the forensics lab makes a startling revelation about this elusive killer’s method, Reilly and Fisk must race to find him before he marks his next victim for death!
Intense and compelling, The Marked File is the debut novel from author EJ Rycer, who takes a tried and tested formula and adds her own impressive twist. A refreshing and upbeat foray into the genre of mystery fiction, Rycer delivers an enticing plot that maintains its intrigue throughout, artfully playing out against a shadowy Boston backdrop which she captures with an authentic air. Eschewing the often favoured tendency towards complexity, she maintains a calculated balance between suspense and transparency which armchair detectives will undoubtedly appreciate, whist her characters are plausibly imbued with the depth and characteristics of their roles, making them immediately engaging.
A powerful and intriguing debut, The Marked File is the first of what will undoubtedly be a well-received mystery series; that is sure to attract a host of followers for author E J Rycer, as she makes her mark on the literary underbelly of her genre. Strongly recommended.
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