Ex-cop Raymond Donne returns in an "absorbing" mystery of "long-buried secrets, a two-decades-old rape case, and shady legal shenanigans" (Publishers Weekly).
When his father's former law partner, Harry Stover, is murdered while being celebrated as Williamsburg, Brooklyn's 'Man of the Year, ' ex-cop turned schoolteacher Raymond Donne fights his old police instincts and vows to stay out of the investigation. That is until his childhood home is broken into and one of his students is threatened.
Has a decades-old case of his father's come back to haunt the Donne family? Could the murder have something to do with the victim's charitable work connecting low-income kids with business leaders in Williamsburg? Raymond never has liked unanswered questions, and when the answers come a little too close to his home and school, he decides he's not above giving the cops a little unwanted help.Praise for the Raymond Donne mysteries
"Tim O'Mara's Sacrifice Fly
is the best first crime novel I've read in years. Knowing about the ways of city life and compassionate about its flawed characters, the writing has a swing as natural and strong as Roberto Clemente's. It's a real gem."--Houston Chronicle
"An authentically gritty debut crime novel . . . Mr. O'Mara's first-person mystery is rich in hard-boiled New Yorkese."--The New York Times
"Gritty New York noir . . . Highly readable slice of streetwise fiction."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"The acrid, knowing Brooklyn atmosphere is strong enough to bottle."--Kirkus Reviews
"A definite purchase."--Library Journal