NYPD Crime Novels by David Peretz, MD, in New York, New York, has penned three acclaimed novels. These stories unfold to reveal international conspiracies, abuse of power, the capacity for human greed, and, at the same time, an unexpected and deeply moving love affair.
The Mosel Legacy
Vienna. March 1938. A desperate woman slips cautiously through the late-night streets, clutching a bundle in her arms. Drunken Nazi supporters roam the streets like wild dogs, seeking confrontations with political opponents and Jews, as they wait for Hitler's Wehrmacht to cross the border into Austria. Flash forward more than fifty years to New York City. Ross Cortese, an NYPD detective down on his luck, needs money. He takes Polaroid™ pictures of two unusual pieces of furniture in his possession to a major auction house to determine if they have value.
In Vienna, Erich Hanfnagel, a wealthy businessman and collector, learns that important pieces of Secession furniture have surfaced. Determined to add them to his collection, he sends his daughter to New York. Ross's discovery at the auction house, his suspicions about his father, and a powerful attraction to the beautiful Willi Hanfnagel propel him on a journey to Vienna. There, behind the magnificent baroque facade of the city in which Hitler learned his lessons in the use of anti-Semitism as a political weapon, neo-Nazi forces plot the overthrow of the government. This crime novel will keep your heart racing until the end.
The Broderick Curse
Published in September of 2009, The Broderick Curse features NYPD's Ross Cortese, joined by Sally McDevitt, ex-NYPD, now Chief of Detectives, Massachusetts State Police. A local man drops a fishing line through a hole chopped into an iced-over pond. The line grows taut; he tugs and pulls up a skeletal hand. The skeleton found behind the wheel of a Mercedes™ sedan buried beneath murky waters provides the first clue to a colder-than-cold case. The case heats up as Ross and Sal investigate a tangled web of greed, corporate deceit, boardroom and bedroom intrigue, international conspiracy . . . and murder.
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