Green With Envy by Jerry Kennealy

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It all begins when fellow P.I. John Henning is found dead, an ostensible suicide. In his will, Henning leaves half of his earthly possessions to Polo (the other half to the Catholic Church and Alcoholics Anonymous), and names Polo his executor. A Key leads Polo to a local bank and Henning’s safety-deposit box, where he discovers a cache of “drops of oil,” priceless Colombian emeralds. But where would Henning, a lone-wolf P.I., have gotten the money to buy such exotic jewels? And why would a recovering alcoholic choose to end his own life when it seemed to be on the upswing? With the assistance of local reporter Jane Tobin, his on-again, off-again lady friend, Polo begins a search for the answers that will explain Henning’s death, a search that takes him to the home of a woman whom Polo suspects may have been one of Henning’s last clients. There’s only one problem, the woman is dead. That’s one death too many for Polo, who is determined to catch the killer in a case sparked with Kennealy’s special humor and intrigue, undoubtedly inspired by the author’s own firsthand knowledge of the true professional investigator’s trade.
 

About Jerry Kennealy

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Jerry Kennealy has worked as a fireman, policeman, and private investigator. He is the author of the Nick Polo mystery series. He has also written The Vatican Connection and Chasing the Devil under the pen name James Brant. He lives in San Bruno, California.
 
Published July 22, 2013 by Speaking Volumes. 212 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nick Polo--maybe because he's investigating the death of a friend, fellow shamus John Henning, whose wiretap on businessman George Rochard (at the request of Sharon Rochard, R.I.P.) set him, and now Nick, on the trail of some smuggled Colombian emeralds and a trio of very determined foreign visit...

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The sixth Nick Polo story (after Polo's Wild Card ) again blends the PI's wry commentary on modern society--especially as experienced in San Francisco--with fast-paced adventure to create a thoroughly

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