Joey Mancuso Mysteries
A lot of the fun is in the clever Russian doll structure of a puzzle wrapped in a mystery, each discovery leading to a bigger and more surprising twist, but it wouldn’t be half as delightful without the loveable series ensemble author Parr has assembled. The usual suspects are hereâ€”Marcy, Joeyâ€™s new wife and favorite FBI agent; researcher Agnes, who goes to Father Domâ€™s Mass every morning, presumably to repent for her shameless hacking; and Mr. Pat, gentle giant bartender-turned-detective. Thereâ€™s also a welcome new additionâ€”a professor whoâ€™s as close as youâ€™re ever going to get to Indiana Jones.
When Cassidy is transferred to the backwaters of Arizona she finds herself leading a crew with so many black marks on their records, itâ€™s a miracle any of them remain employed. Thankfully, their first case pretty much solves itself. But as Cassidy and her team continue throwing bad guys behind bars, a creeping sense of suspicion grows. The cases are easy, a little too easy, and troubling patterns become impossible to ignore. Then things take a violent turn, and an elusive figure steps forward to help. But in a conspiracy big enough to topple kings, every player has an agendaâ€”and misplaced trust will have devastating consequences.