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The day washed-out detective Charlie Quinn unexpectedly meets Frankie Marcone in a Fort Lauderdale parking lot his life changes forever. Little does he know that Marcone is a hit man for the mob. Or that he and Marcone are identical twins separated at birth! Marcone, who stole diamonds from his boss, isn’t looking for a family reunion and disappears.

When Quinn discovers that Marcone is killed in a fiery accident, he flies to New York to find out more about his long lost brother. But when the boss’s henchmen bump into Quinn and demand the diamonds or else, Quinn defies reality and becomes Frankie Marcone.

Delving into his brother’s dark past, Quinn learns about his own and it’s not pretty. Lies, betrayal and deception follow him every step of the way. The enemy is closing in. Will Quinn succeed in tracking down the diamonds before his fate mirrors his twin brother’s?

DOUBLE TROUBLE is available from Amazon.


Fred Lichtenberg is a native New Yorker who lives with his wife in Jupiter, Florida. He is the author of Double Trouble, a murder mystery about lies, betrayal, infidelity and mistaken identity; Hunter’s World, a murder mystery set on New York’s Long Island, released by Five Star Publishing on May 18,2011.

Fred is the author of 666 Kendall Drive, a horror/humorous short story about a landlord in South Florida.

In addition to writing mystery novels, Fred wrote and produced a one-act play titled The Second Time Around…Again, a comedy about finding love in a nursing home, at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Fred is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers.