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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: The Fairfax Incident by Terrence P. McCauley @tmccauley_nyc

The Fairfax Incident
by Terrence P. McCauley

Thrilled to be Spotlighting fellow New Yorker, Terrence P. McCauley today! 🍎

Publisher:  Polis Books
Publish Date:  June 5, 2018
336 Pages
Genres:  Historical Fiction, Thriller, Mystery

Award-winning author Terrence McCauley takes you back to a time when booze was outlawed, crime ran rampant, and New York City was a powder keg waiting to explode…

Manhattan, 1933. Charlie Doherty may have been kicked off the force after The Grand Central Massacre, but thanks to a wealthy benefactor, his private detective business is booming. Catering to the city’s wealthy elite, Doherty is making a good living chasing down wayward spouses and runaway socialites when the case of a lifetime lands in his lap. Mrs. Fairfax, a wealthy widow, hires Doherty to prove her husband’s suicide wasn’t actually a suicide. It was murder. 

At his benefactor's urging, Doherty takes the case. He expects to pocket a nice chunk of change to prove what everyone already knows: Walter Fairfax walked into his office in the Empire State Building one morning, took a phone call, and shot himself. But Charlie took the widow's money, so he begins to dig.

He quickly finds out there is more to the Fairfax incident than a simple suicide. Before long, he discovers that Mr. Fairfax was leading a double life; running with a dangerous crowd that has a sinister agenda that threatens to plunge Charlie’s city – and his country – into another war.

In an investigation that quickly involves global implications, Doherty finds himself against not only some of the most powerful people in New York City, but against the most evil men in the world.

"A total knockout. A slam-bang mystery and a story that just won't quit. You will not put it down.” ―Timothy Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty and Junior Bender novels

"McCauley has merged a classic detective story with a full-on actioner, and it works beautifully.” Booklist

"An intriguing standalone from McCauley...readers will hope to see more of the likeable, capable Charlie.” Publishers Weekly

“Readers will be glued to the pages.” ―Suspense Magazine 

About the Author

Terrence P. McCauley is an award-winning writer of crime fiction and thrillers. His fourth novel in his University Series - THE FAIRFAX INCIDENT is available in all bookstores and e-book formats. The other novels in the series, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, A MURDER OF CROWS and A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS were also published by Polis Books. Terrence has also written two award-winning novels set in 1930 New York City – PROHIBITION and SLOW BURN. 

In 2016, Terrence's short story 'EL CAMBALACHE' was nominated for Best Short Story in the ITW's annual Thriller Awards.

In  2017, Terrence's World War I novella - THE DEVIL DOGS OF BELLEAU WOOD - won the Silver Medal for Historical Fiction from the Military Writers Society of America. Proceeds from sales go directly to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Kensington Publishing will publish Terrence's first two westerns in the new Sheriff Aaron Mackey series: WHERE THE BULLETS FLY (September, 2018) and DARK TERRITORY (2019).

Terrence has had short stories featured in Thuglit, Spintetingler Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Big Pulp and other publications. He is a member of the New York City chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, the International Crime Writers Association and the Military Writers Society of America.

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