Place — a world not unlike our own.
The tale I tell is one of woe: a war that has lasted for centuries; a war where the casualties numbered in the billions, if not more; a war that could have been avoided.
God knows we tried.
How many peace initiatives went unanswered? How many times did we stay our hand, refusing to attack or seek vengeance for unjust acts? But they wouldn't let us live in peace. They wouldn't let us sit idly by. A vicious race they were. Warriors to the core. A bloodthirsty, greedy race.
"How did it start, Grandfather?"
Ox might have shed tears if he had any. But the wars had taken so much of him: a wife, two daughters, all of his friends. "They were a relentless enemy, child. An unremitting and unforgiving foe."
Giacomo Giammatteo is the author of gritty crime dramas about murder, mystery, and family. And he also writes nonfiction books including the No Mistakes Careers series as well as books about grammar and publishing. When Giacomo isn't writing, he's helping his wife take care of the animals on their sanctuary. At last count they had forty animals--seven dogs, one horse, six cats, and twenty-five pigs.Oh, and one crazy--and very large--wild boar, who takes walks with Giacomo every day and happens to also be his best buddy.
With few clues to go on, Frankie and his partners are baffled—at first. But when Frankie and Lou start to close in on the killer, he turns his attention to them.
Years have passed since humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach.
Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape.
As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde.
His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war.
What little hope remains is dying. Abandoned by its leader, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the last defences of a once great civilisation are crumbling into dust.
But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.
Frankie has taken two oaths in his life—the one he took to uphold the law when he became a cop, and the one he took with his two best friends when they were eight years old and inseparable.
Those relationships have forced Frankie to make many tough decisions, but now he faces the toughest one of his life; he has five murders to solve and one of those two friends is responsible. If Frankie lets him go, he breaks the oath he took as a cop and risks losing his job. But if he tries to bring him in, he breaks the oath he kept for twenty-five years—and risks losing his life.
In the neighborhood where Frankie Donovan grew up, you never broke an oath.
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.
Every night he dreams of a chance to make things right. That chance comes when a high-society woman is brutally murdered, her body parts spread all over town. The investigation quickly hits a dead-end…until a late-night caller with too much information contacts Gino. Between the mystery surrounding what she knows and his penchant for helping women in trouble, more than Gino's curiosity is aroused. He only hopes she's not the killer.
The simple answer was file for divorce, but life was seldom that simple, and mine certainly wasn’t. There was the house to consider, two cars, the jewelry—and the safe deposit box. I thought about the options and finally decided that murder was the best solution—not the easiest, but the best—and I knew just how to do it.
That’s the problem Nicky Fusco is facing when Rosa’s friend is kidnapped and she asks him to help.
Then Rosa brings home a video that shows her friend, Allison, being forced to do disgusting things. At that point, Nicky realizes he has no choice, so he sets out to make things right.