I love everything about his book, from the cover to the last page.
Thrills and mystery start from the beginning and continue throughout A Bullet For Carlos by Giacomo Giammatteo.
The cover is only an introduction for what is to come.
So, put on your bullet proof vest, you may need it.
My Uncle Dominic is a mobster, me a drug busting cop. I cringe every time a bust comes up, hoping it won’t be him I’m arresting.
Even a killer has a heart.
“Family is family regardless of what side of the law you are on. Family is everything.”
Dominc, Zeppe, and Maria are the only three who know my story, even I don’t. I keep my relationship with them as low key as possible. In the drug business, It is hard to tell who is friend or foe and I was going to find out just how important family can be.
After a drug bust gone bad, both my partners dead, I was transferred from narcotics to homicide.
I had A Bullet For Carlos – aka El Jabato (the wild boar), a drug kingpin. I knew he was responsible.
Giacomo Giammatteo has more than one storyline going to keep you on your toes and it worked for me. I traveled from New York to Texas with Connie on her quest to solve a cold murder case and to find Carlos and bring him to justice. I am watching a Criminal Minds episode that has a similar murder plot, very cool.
With Connie being under investigation by Internal Affairs because of a drug bust gone bad, the murder of a couple cops and missing drugs, she must find the answers herself. It doesn’t help that her Uncle Dominic is in the mob.
When all the clues fall into place for me, I was a little disappointed that they didn’t for Connie. I felt she would have known and I kept waiting for her to say AHA. But it all works out in the end.
I love dogs and am always happy when they are part of the novel. Characters seem easier to relate to and become more real. They win me over when they love them too.
“Some people believe that God doesn’t let dogs in heaven, but Tip knew differently. God wouldn’t make something so loving and so perfect only to abandon them at the end.”
I love this quote.
To sum it up, I love mysteries and thrillers and this is one I would highly recommend. Give me some mob guys, some drugs and a little murder and I am in heaven. The twists and turns kept me on my toes as I tried to figure out what would happen next.
I won this signed, first edition paperback in a giveaway from Giacomo Giammatteo.
Thanks so much, Giacomo. I look forward to reading more of your work.
4 STARS – Would Highly Recommend To Others
Giacomo Giammatteo has just released Murder Takes Patience, Friendship and Honor Book III.
I love the cover, simple yet intriguing.
The sun shining on the church looks peaceful, but I am sure Giacomo Giammatteo has something
Amazon Book Description
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. ~ Dante Alighieri
A Thriller about Murder, Mystery, and Family.
Even good people are haunted by nightmares. Some are kept awake by things they did in the past: Lies they told, people they cheated, laws they broke.
The ones who lived the worst lives are haunted by more than lies or broken laws. Their sleep is stolen by the people they killed.
Nicky Fusco isn’t like any of them. He’s not bothered by lies, or broken laws. Not even by the people he’s killed.
Nicky is kept awake by the people he hasn’t killed yet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Cleland Heights, a mixed ethnic neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware that sat on the fringes of the Italian, Irish and Polish neighborhoods. The main characters of Murder Takes Time grew up in Cleland Heights too, and many of the scenes in the book were taken from real-life experiences.
Somehow I survived the transition to adulthood, but when my kids were young I left the Northeast and settled in Texas, where my wife suggested we get a few animals. I should have known better; we now have a full-blown animal sanctuary with rescues from all over.
At last count we had 41 animals—12 dogs, a horse, a three-legged cat and 26 pigs.
Oh, and one crazy—and very large—wild boar, who takes walks with me every day and happens to also be my best buddy.
Since this is a bio some of you might wonder what I do. By day I am a headhunter, scouring the country for top talent to fill jobs in the biotech and medical device industry. In the evening I help my wife tend the animals, and at night—late at night—I turn into a writer.
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