David Peretz, the author of The Mosel Legacy, returns with The Broderick Curse, featuring NYPD's Ross Cortese, joined by Sally McDevitt, ex-NYPD, Chief of Detectives, Massachusetts State Police. It is dead winter in the Berkshires. A local man drops a fishing-line into a hole chopped in an iced-over pond. The line grows taut. He tugs and pulls up a skeletal hand. What a way to start the New Year! 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.