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Let Me Be Frank: A Frank Rozzani Detective Novel (Frank Rozzani Detective Novels Book 2) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00NRVWN68
- Publisher : DSM Publications; 1st edition (October 24, 2014)
- Publication date : October 24, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 799 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 276 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,769,010 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This story is fine to read on a stand alone basis although there are a few link backs to the first book in the series. More details are revealed in respect of Frank's own past and his former entanglement with the mafia who murdered his wife. His relationship with his new girlfriend also changes and becomes more interesting.
This is not an easy case and the stakes are high for both Fat Sam and Frank who must sacrifice their anonymity with the mob and put themselves in the line of fire. Frank and Sam also face adversity from all directions, including the murdered girl's family, the New Orlean's police and the girl's employers over the period when she made her way from New Orlean's to Jacksonville.
An exciting and fast paced book which I would highly recommend to readers of thrillers and detective stories.
Rozzani is a tragic figure in one respect: A former cop, his wife was murdered by shadowy mob figures and his two children are hiding out in a witness protection program while he pursues a second career as a private investigator in Jacksonville, FL. He has made some good friends in the relatively short time he has lived and worked there including a police officer, a lawyer who would rather be surfing than arguing cases in a courtroom, and the owner of a well-known eatery. It's that restaurant owner who asks him for some help when one of his employees - a pretty young woman who was trying to get her life back together - is murdered and her body dumped in a park. The investigation will lead Rozzani to a place he does not want to be: A confrontation with organized crime figures but he takes the case anyway.
Massenzio writes in a crisp style; the dialogue in this book, for example, often reminded me of the paperback books featuring Sgt. Joe Friday of "Dragnet" fame that I read when I was much younger. His descriptions of people and places is offered up without a lot of flowery adjectives and the narrative is nicely paced. The plot is sufficiently intricate and there are a number of red herrings thrown into the mix so you are never quite sure until the end of the book who is responsible for the young woman's murder and why she was killed. As with many authors who write serials, Massenzio has borrowed a technique that is very common in television: He leaves his readers on edge waiting for his next installment because "Let Me Be Frank" ends with a cliffhanger.
All in all, a nice read with intriguing characters.
When they delve into this case they find more than they bargained for since the girl is someone they know and who is connected to their friend, Big Sam. Big Sam has connections to the mob from his past when he lived in New Orleans.
Don Massenzio has created a likable bunch of characters and an intriguing series that takes the reader along for the ride as Frank and his friends work their way through clues and solve the cases.
I look forward to more mysteries in this series.
The trail leads them to New Orleans and two families once part of the crime scene there, though now legitimate. The murdered woman was part of one of them.
Someone was working hard to make it appear that the other family was responsible.
As Frank and Jonesy poked around, disturbing things from the past float up. Dodging bullets and murder attempts, they gradually figure the truth.
I' be become a big fan of Massenzio's work in the three Rozzani novels and short story.