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Set in New York City, DEADBEAT is a fast-paced, hard-boiled thriller in the tradition of Raymond Chandler. It is the first in a series of novels featuring private investigator, Frank Taylor.

2000 Michael Martin

(ISBN 0595140521 $12.95 US)

About The Author - Michael Martin lives and works in New York City. He has written several novels and short stories. He is currently working his second Frank Taylor novel, ON THE RUN



Deadbeat - Michael Martin

Lisa Jones, a beautiful young woman with a Caribbean accent, asks private investigator, Frank Taylor, to locate her missing brother. Without officially taking the case, Frank soon finds himself peeling through layers of fraud, lies and deceit. When Lisa's missing brother turns up dead in her hotel room, Frank realizes that nothing is as it seems. Suddenly, several shadowy figures are trying to put Frank in the hospital. Then Lisa Jones disappears before the police can bring her in for questioning. That's when Frank discovers that the dead man wasn't Lisa's brother at all. And when he uncovers the real link between Lisa and the dead man, he is convinced that she has been set up as well. Frank sets out to find Lisa Jones and the real killer. Before they find each other...

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