BOOK REVIEW: IN A SMALL TOWN by Marc A. Di Giacomo

In A Small Town
by Marc DiGiacomo
Book Details
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Published by: Infinity Publishing
Publication Date: 9/21/2012
Number of Pages: 176
ISBN: 0741478862
NOTE: Excessive strong language, Graphic violence, & Explicit sexual scenes
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Note:
  • This is the first book in a series.
  • It ends with a cliff-hanger.
 Synopsis: 

The shotgun blast catches Detective Matthew Longo by surprise. His world unravels into  a nightmare that seemingly won’t end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference.  While partner Donny  Mello  is  in  Italy attending a funeral for a family member who is connected,  to say the least, a beautiful  F.B.I. agent waits to question him about his family business. Can  Matt keep  from  answering  the Agents questions? More importantly, can he hide a potentially career-ending secret from his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler? 

About the Author:
The author is a retired and highly decorated police detective who worked for an affluent community within the State of New York. He has worked with numerous police agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels on various investigative assignments. He currently resides in New York with his wife and three children.

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Reader review . . . 

Off-duty police Detective Matthew Longo was shot while picking up a pizza.  While recuperating, he withdraws from everyone because he has no idea who shot him or why.  Matthew’s best friend and partner, Donny Mello, is in Italy visiting family, and FBI agent Cynthia Shyler wants to know about Donny’s connection to the Mafia.
In Di Giacomo’s debut novel, he presents a police thriller that never stops.  Violence, suspense, sex, and Mafiosos will keep the reader glued to the book.  The raw realism and drama make for a classic page-turner.  While the changing point-of-view confused me a time or two, fans of gritty criminal noir will love this novel and beg for more.
 4 stars

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