Still struggling to come to terms with the loss of his family, former- DEA Agent Nick Lafferty gets drawn into a case when ADA Caitlin McKenna requests his help investigating the killing of two cops and her key witness in a murder trial.
Accused of murder, being investigated by the FBI, and out of options, Lafferty re-teams with his ex-partner and soon-to-be ex-cop, Delmar Harley, a man wrestling with his own demons.
As they set to square off against the notorious Cosa Nostra, Lafferty prepares for the worst. But the deeper he digs, the more dangerous things become, and before long, more bodies begin to drop.
“DeLee’s…highly qualified to write this first novel in the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series. His plot twists and turns will put you on the edge and have you speed reading to keep up. Just when you think you get it…think again! DeLee’s own special brand of storytelling will have you wanting more of this excellent series and more of Grace deHaviland as well.” — Suspense Magazine
“…taut and dangerous…Mr. DeLee has proven that he can compete with the best of them in the crime thriller genre.” — WebbWeaver
“This high-action trilogy features Grace deHaviland, a former member of the police force who has turned bounty hunter/skip tracer in Ohio. A masterful collection of three novellas, this offering takes the reader through some truly harrowing cases with Grace and her friend, Suzie Jensen, a sheriff’s deputy. …readers will find themselves engaged with each and every one as they explore the dangerous job of bounty hunting. Grace is definitely one tough chick that readers will always remember.” — Suspense Magazine
“Crystal White takes the reader on a journey that explores a complicated relationship between former police partners. Told from multiple viewpoints and solidly plotted…Crystal White is a dark portrayal of the evil that men–and women–can do.” – Suspense Magazine
“David DeLee sets the plot in motion on the first page…With “Crystal White,” [he] has delivered an action-packed adventure on a platter…It’s a perfect fit in the crime detective novel world.” — Diane Lunsford for ReaderViews
David DeLee wrote the first Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter novel, Fatal Destiny, in 2011. The series currently includes a short story collection, Runners (2011), the novels Pin Money (2013) and With Intent To Deceive (2014), and the soon-to-be-released Take Down. The Grace deHaviland short story Bling, Bling first appeared in the anthology The Rich and the Dead edited by Nelson DeMille and the audio version of Fatal Tryst can be enjoyed for free from Crime City Central –
David’s other work includes the novel Crystal White (2012) which SUSPENSE MAGAZINE called “…a dark portrayal of the evil that men–and women–can do.”, the second novel in the Nick Lafferty series, Out Of The Game (2014), and a novel-length collection of short stories called Murder, Mayhem & Mystery: An Omnibus of Crime Fiction (2013).
A member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers organization, and a former licensed private investigator, David also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He currently resides in New Hampshire, where he lives less than an hour from the sea coast, a place he doesn’t get to visit nearly as often as he’d like.
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