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The authorities are baffled by the murders. The first murder was thought to be a case of extreme sex gone bad, until two more victims were added to the list. The politicos, fearing a city-wide panic, have kept the murders under wraps, desperately trying to apprehend the maniacal killer before going public. NYPD's Midtown South Precinct, at their wits end, hire a private investigative team, Mancuso & O'Brian Investigations.
Hailed as "the last advocate of the victims" by the local New York media because of his Sherlock Holmes style of deduction, Joey Mancuso is a former top NYPD's Midtown South Precinct homicide detective. His brother and co-partner, Father Dominic O'Brian, is the Associate Pastor at St. Helen's Church in Brooklyn. Charged with solving these horrific murders, the brothers work out of a makeshift squad room in the back of their Irish pub set in the heart of the Financial District of Manhattan, Captain O'Brian's Irish Pub and Cigar Bar.
The killer, profiled as an unprincipled psychopath and highly narcissistic, seems to be three steps ahead of everyone. Little does Mancuso know that this killer could turn these killings into a personal affront that can threaten him and those around him.
Now in the third book of his Mancuso & O'Brian Crime Mystery series, award-winning author Owen Parr tantalizes listeners with clues and possibilities in this fast-paced novel. Don't be fooled by what you see! Like Mancuso, you'll need to observe and search beyond the obvious. Join Joey and Father O'Brian as they feverishly work out of their Irish pub to solve this case that possibly threatens the ones they love.
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By shelley on 12-15-17
Fantastic PrIvate Investigator Procedural series...
This is the third book in the Mancuso/O'Brian series. I really like the other two books but I actually think this one is the best.
In this book someone is setting up dates with women whose jobs are in or on the periphery of law enforcement. After convincing them to experiment sexually they are then raped, cut and killed. The murderer uses a red ribbon to strangle and leaves behind fibers. Joey Mancuso and Father Dominic O'Brian's PI Agency is hired by the NYPD to consult on the case. Other then ribbon fibers there is no forensic evidence and the thought is that maybe the killer is in law enforcement. Meanwhile Joey Mancuso's girlfriend Marcy has still not been able to return to her job with the FBI due to injuries she got in the last book. During the course of his investigation in the red ribbon murders he notices the murdered women all resemble Marcy. There the book takes a predictable turn but towards the end it takes another turn that is not so predictable. This did keep me on the edge, both for the mystery and wondering if a prominent character from books 1 & 2 was going to be killed off.
Although each of these books can be read as a stand alone I would recommend reading them in order as there is some follow through. I've also noticed that as the series continues the plots are becoming more complex and the books are getting longer.
The narrator has changed in this book from the first two to Fred Filbrich. I thought he did an excellent job.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book.
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By Wayne on 01-19-18
Great modern detective series gets even better!
I listened to Owen Parr's first three novels and was not very impressed. Then with his 4th novel, the first in the Mancuso and O'Brian series titled A Murder on Wall Street, Parr hit upon a series concept that is pure gold. Homicide Detective Joey Mancuso and Catholic priest Father Dom O'Brian are brothers (same mother). Father O'Brian inherited an Irish pub in Manhattan from his family. Mancuso left the police department and the brothers form Mancuso-O'Brian Investigations which mostly consults for the NYC police department. So now the brothers run the bar and investigate murders.
All three novels in the Mancuso and O'Brian series easily earn 5 stars, but the second is better than the first and the third (this one) is even better than the second one. For those who like the suspense mystery genre, this series is must listen.
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