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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book of the Day May 22

Connections by Steven P. Marini

“Fast paced and suspenseful . . . Skillfully constructed . . . the perfect blending of characters, action and drama gives the reader topnotch entertainment . . . The perfect read for a weekend of enjoyment. . . .”

                                                                                       —Tom Farrell
                                                                                       Massachusetts State Police (Ret)

“A dash of Chandler, a dab of Hammet and a fast paced narrative that will keep you glued to the page. CONNECTIONS is a roller-coaster ride into Boston’s past, complete with snappy dialogue, engaging characters and an intriguing plot. If you like crime novels that seamlessly blend violence, sex, and action, this is your kind of novel.”

                                                                                      —Arlene Kay
                                                                                      Author of INTRUSION

Some people seek out connections. Jack Contino does it for a living. A cop knows how to link people and events. Maria Falcone connects people and places: the city of Boston, a rural New Hampshire college town, a Boston hit man, a college professor . . .

Jack Contino is a veteran cop with the Metropolitan District Commission Police Department.  He often works with the FBI; a gangland massacre puts him in pursuit of a killer, but the trail takes an unexpected turn.

Maria connects by leading a double life: college coed during the week; high priced call girl on weekends. A professor loves her. A mobster uses her. Her future depends on one of them.

Ben Secani learned to kill for his country in Vietnam and finds opportunity in the Boston Mob.

The action puts these people on a collision course, and the result changes their lives forever.

Word Count: 62,219
Pages to Print: 209/202 in Print
Price: $4.99/$13.99 in Print


Four guys lie dead. Can Detective Jack Contino connect a name in a dead man’s notepad, a young Mob guy and a Back Bay beauty? Connections by Steven P. Marini. Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, other fine eBook vendors and Gypsy Shadow Publishing at:


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