The Undertaker, my first suspense thriller novel is now on a Kindle Countdown $0.99 sale.
Pete Talbott is a harried Boston computer wonk still grieving over the death of his wife when he finds himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini’s .45 reading his own obituary torn from the morning newspaper. Talbott figures it is all a big mistake, until Parini shows him his wife’s obituary too. That is a mystery which Pete Talbott can’t leave well-enough alone in this murder mystery conspiracy thriller. Someone with a scalpel and embalming table is planting bodies under other people’s names. It doesn’t take Pete long to learn that the only things that thrive in dark places on a steady diet of b… s… are good mushrooms and really bad government. The hunt for who is behind it and why leads Pete to Sandy Kasmarek, a kick-ass art gallery attendant on Chicago’s stylish North Michigan Avenue, whose late and unlamented husband is also one of them. With a photographer’s eye, the quick feet of a black belt, and fingers that can hot-wire a car in seconds, she has the skill set you wouldn’t expect from a good Chicago catholic-school girl. Coupled with Pete in this political action adventure thriller, they soon find themselves embroiled in government corruption, organized crime, and an FBI undercover shell game that includes enough action, romance, thrills, and stark terror that even the Undertaker soon finds himself in trouble. From a funeral home in Indiana, to car chases on the Dan Ryan Expressway, a bloody townhouse in Boston’s Back Bay, snipers in New York’s Washington Square, the cramped lower bunk on an AMTRAK train, they find themselves knee-deep in sleazy lawyers, corrupt County sheriffs, the FBI, and Mafia hit men. The Undertaker is a non-stop, cross-country suspense thriller, because if Pete and Sandy can’t stop him, they know they will be next on the Undertaker’s list.