Bad Policy by James Jackson

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When private financial investigator Seamus McCree returns to Cincinnati after a routine business trip, he discovers that his home has become a crime scene for a brutal murder. The victim in his basement is an acquaintance from a previous corporate investigation—and endured bullets to both of his ankles, knees and elbows before the final shot to his forehead put him out of his misery.

No one has seen an “IRA six pack” victim since The Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

Now the primary “person of interest” in the murder, Seamus must use his talent for logic and hard work to prove his innocence. Soon he uncovers a trail that leads back to his Boston roots—and a poisonous family feud dating from the divorce of Boston’s Irish mafia and the Provisional IRA in the 1970s.

Driven by the chilling realization that there was more behind the death of his policeman father than he ever knew, Seamus ignores warnings from the police, friends, and enemies as he continues to dig for the truth.

As the body count climbs, all trails seem to lead back to him, and Seamus is forced to go underground to find out who is framing him—and why—before he becomes the next victim.

“A mix of big money, wayward passions, Irish politics, family secrets and enough odd characters to stage a sideshow, Bad Policy is a wild romp that kept me guessing and turning pages well into several nights. Tremendous fun!” — Jack Kerley, internationally acclaimed author, Carson Ryder series

“What a great story! Wry, witty and completely appealing—as if Robert B. Parker’s Spenser moved to Ohio. I love Seamus McCree—a savvy PI who tackles the mysteries of life with heart and brains and humor.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity winning author, The Other Woman

About James Jackson

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Published January 14, 2014 by Barking Rain Press. 222 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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