lives in a quiet little Long Island town that is home to the rich
and famous but booms during the summer season. There is a clear
class division year round between the rich and the working stiffs
like Declan MacManus, a man barely making ends meet, who is drunk
more than he is sober. Frank Gannon, a powerful private detective in
the area, hires Mac and pairs him up with Augie to deal with a man
who promised to stay away from a girl but broke his word.
they catch up with the young man, they witness him being killed by
professional hitmen. They follow them but the professional thugs
escape while Augie gets injured and Mac saves their lives. Augie
becomes Mac's new friend and the two work on cases for Frank until
they can get a line on the killers. Neither Mac nor Augie realize
they are the fall guys in a serpentine plot orchestrated by one of
the town's most prominent families and the chief of police.
There are so many twists and turns in the POISONED ROSE that the
audience will feel obsessed to read it in one sitting; that is if
they want to find out who is the manipulator and who is the
manipulated. Mac is a man with many flaws and failings but when the
chips are down he is a man a friend can count on. He is in essence
of a hero in every sense of the word. Daniel Judson is an expert at
writing novel crime thrillers.
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