Vietnam veteran Detective Dean Wallace washed out of his NYPD job. He returned home to work for his father. When the body of a young man turns up in the woods along with a copy of THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO, Wallace not only investigates the crime but also confronts his and his family's past.
Detective Drexel Pierce, struggling to overcome the tragic death of his wife, investigating the murder of Hal "The Bull" Nye. A mysterious message burned into the Bull's desk seems to hold the clue that will expose the killer. Old friends with shady pasts, mobsters, and rivals lead Drexel toward the murderer, and as the machinery of investigation closes in on the Bull's young girlfriend, Drexel risks it all to save her and save his illusions of a society that believes in the truth.
The year is 2102. The city is Chicago.
Detective Terence Brotsky investigates the bizarre death of a secretive AI scientist.
Patrick is a mystery author, poet, and technical writer. His poetry has appeared in many journals and websites.