John Lansing, THE DEVIL’S NECKTIE (ISBN: 9781451698343; Karen Hunter EBook; December 31, 2012; available for a limited time at $.99, regular price $5.99).
In the vein of John Patterson and Patricia Cornwell, John Lansing taps into the real-live world of cops, crime, drugs and murder to deliver a sizzling whodunit. Retired inspector Jack Bertolino had strict rules when dealing with confidential informants. He worked in narcotics for 25 years and it was a line in the sand he never crossed. But Mia had the kind of beauty that could make a grown man contemplate leaving his wife, his job, and his kids. After a passionate night together, Mia is found murdered—and Jack is the lead suspect. Facing threats from the LAPD, the 18th Street Angels, and a Colombian drug cartel, Jack Bertolino is forced to pull out all the stops to figure out exactly what Mia had gotten herself into and a way to clear his name. As Jack delves deeper into the world of drug dealers and murderers, he uncovers an international drug ring, and the top players in this game knew Mia personally. It is uncovered that Mia had a loving relationship with the son of a major drug lord, but she was never accepted into the family. Despite this, the relationship bloomed, and Mia became pregnant. Upon hearing this news, someone ordered her pregnancy terminated, forcibly.
Mia had spent the past few years getting revenge on the cartel family, right up until she got found out. It just so happened that she reached out to Jack on the day of her death. And now Jack is seeking revenge on behalf of his slain lover.
THE DEVIL’S NECKTIE will keep readers glued from scene to scene, page after page, alongside Jack Bertolino—delighting in every step of his relentless pursuit to uncover the truth.
John Lansing has spent the past two decades writing and producing network television. He was a writer and producer for five years on “Walker, Texas Ranger.” In the summer of 2010, he co-executive produced the ABC series “Scoundrels.” John’s first book was Good Cop, Bad Money, a true crime tome with former NYPD Inspector Glen Morisano. THE DEVIL’S NECKTIE is his first novel. A native of Long Island, John now resides in Los Angeles.