Detective Connie Giannelli's life has been torn apart several times. First when her mother died and then years later when she found out her Uncle Dominic was in the mob. Her life is about to be shredded again, and this time it could destroy her.
Connie’s love of family and her badge are both threatened when an undercover drug bust leaves two cops dead and the drugs missing. Internal Affairs is looking for any excuse to take her badge, but she’s not worried about them finding the missing drugs—her secrets could prove to be far worse.
Now Connie’s racing against the clock to figure out who killed her partners and took the drugs—dirty cops or Uncle Dominic’s friends. And she has to do it before IA pins the whole damn thing on her.
Giacomo Giammatteo lives in Texas, where he and his wife run an animal sanctuary and take care of 41 loving rescues. By day, he works as a headhunter in the medical device industry, and at night, he writes.
The Kindle Book Review
Mr. Giammatteo has drawn such deep and complex characters that when you see where the plot is leading, you start reading faster and faster, hoping our heroine can fend off the forces of evil that you know are descending on her. Like a Hitchcock ending, you find yourself urging the heroine `don't go in there... don't go in there!' (Then you look around the room to see if you yelled it out loud.)And the serial killer is so expertly drawn that he will give you the chills (and make you wonder about the author's sanity :). With this second book, Mr. Giammatteo has established himself as one of the finest indie authors publishing today and one to keep an eye on for the rest of the decade.
Seeley James for the The Kindle Book Review
"La famiglia e tutto- Family is everything" - Dominic Mangini.
This quote is the key to the whole story.Giammatteo starts this new series with a blast. A drug sting goes bad and the cops go in knowing they would not have back up. Everything that can go wrong does. In a moment of desperation, Connie makes a phone call for help.The characters are alive and full of very human flaws. They develop smoothly with the bumps that happen to all humans.In a climax of supreme intensity, Connie comes face-to-face with a serial murder that is more vicious then even she can imagine. The book ends well but with cliff hanging events on all sides.
Reviewed by Chris PhillipsBestsellers World
Giacomo Giammatteo moves easily between Connie's experiences, narrated in the first person, and a third-person narrative style. One might think this would confuse the plot, but it does not: A Bullet for Carlos moves along swiftly, and nothing is lost in tense or translation.The result is a riveting murder mystery that concurrently reveals absorbing interactions between characters and killer alike. Any murder mystery and detective story fan will find this an intriguing story filled with satisfyingly unexpected twists and turns and plenty of psychological insights.
Diane DonovanMidwest Book Review