When Abraham Polanski, concentration camp survivor, is found dead at his desk, no one knows who would want to kill the old man.
A family man and pillar of the Jewish community, he seems an unlikely target.
Homicide Detectives Frank Morales and Turner Hahn are long-time partners, having bonded over their love of vintage cars. People on the force – and a reported named Debra Paulson – are curious as to the source of his wealth, but Hahn’s not talking.
When his grandfather, a man he’s only known about for a short time, comes to town, he becomes involved in the investigation into Abraham Polanski’s death, and Hahn learns more and more about his own family history, and his grandfather’s mysterious past.
As the detectives investigate, they are also investigating the murder of a young convenience store clerk named Tommy Jones, a computer genius who is roommates with the son of a convicted racketeer-turned-businessman.
When signs start pointing to the roommate as Tommy’s killer, Turner and Morales know something is not right. Meanwhile, it seems Polanski might be more than a simple garage mechanic, as the detectives discover they are being followed, the FBI is interested in the case, and Mossad agents and members of the secretive organisation of former Nazis known as Odessa are all suddenly in town.
With hints of Raymond Chandler and John Le Carre, A Taste for Old Revenge is filled with murder, mayhem, plot twists and family secrets that will have readers racing through its pages.
B. R. Stateham is a writer specialising in police-procedurals and fantasy. A Taste For Old Revenge is his first book for Endeavour Press.
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“It’s A Sin To Shoot A Muscle Car”
Five Star Review on Amazon By A. J. Hayes
At the confluence of the Brown River and the Little Brown River, in the middle of a snowstorm, there’s another kind of storm raging. A storm composed of: a dead body in the middle of a garage full of classic cars, a naked dead body in the middle of a snowdrift, some missing bodies — maybe dead — a Nazi assassin or two, the Mossad, the FBI, the Odessa, a beautiful but nosy reporter, a beautiful but secretive FBI agent, a councilman and a D.A raising hell, a long-lost grandfather who may or may not be who or what he says he is, Uzis firing, forty-fives firing, twenty-two caliber assassins pistols popping out deadly force, muscle cars bellowing on icy streets and a fast building body count. Toss in two cops named Hahn and Morales free-falling through the whole mess just grabbing for handholds any place they can find them as they try to figure out the hell is going on and you have a hint of what A Taste Of Old Revenge is serving up for your enjoyment. If you’re one who has an appetite for classic police stories or secret agent stories or historical perspective stories or icy cold redemption stories or hard-boiled romance stories then you’ll savor the flavor of A Taste Of Old Revenge.
About the Author
My name is B.R.Stateham. I am a sixty-sixyear old kid who never grew up. I write dark noir police-procedurals and even darker fantasy sci/fi. And although I look like a second-cousin to Frankenstein, really, I’m just as stubborn.
I plan to keep on writing that which I love to read. Since I can’t find the style of writing I like to read–I might as well as write it. Maybe you might find that you like this particular style as well. Who knows? Stranger things have happened.
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