The Big Con
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
An HR exec and part-time private eye searches for a deadly corporate consultant in a mystery with “a smooth noir vibe [and] a satisfying series of twists” (Kirkus Reviews). Chuck Restic’s life as a part-time private investigator is going just fine. As a corporate HR manager, he has a real problem: consultant guru Julie St. Jean is the bane of his existence. Over his twenty-year career, Chuck has been forced to partner with her on inane employee engagement programs whose only value has been to Julie’s sizable bank account. But that’s all about to change, as Chuck’s two separate lives suddenly converge. When Julie is suddenly wanted for the murder of an associate, it becomes Chuck’s job to find her. Teaming up with Julie’s former assistant, Chuck follows a trail that leads to an abandoned Bentley at Union Station and more dead bodies. As he uncovers Julie’s shadowy past, Chuck begins to realize that she’s a much more dangerous problem than he ever imagined.