MACK 1 Red vs. Blue

A SNIPER FIRES – CEO DOWN!

MEDIA MAVERICK MURDERED

A New York power couple is shot at their engagement party. The victims: two ambitious conservatives out to seize a mainstream media empire. The attacker: a skilled and relentless sniper-for-hire. Has America’s vicious political divide finally escalated to murder?

CHASING THE ASSASSIN

For NYPD Detective Mack McCormick, this case is personal. When he was a child, Mack’s mother was murdered by political radicals. Has violent extremism now returned to America? Mack and his team track the assassin’s trail, as the CEO Sniper continues his attacks in Manhattan.

POLITICAL SNIPING

The Red/Blue political battle has moved from the talk shows to the streets. The media are in a frenzy. Everyone is taking sides, and the controversial case impacts everything from Mack’s love life to the safety of his beloved, adventure-seeking grandmother.

A FINALE WITH A TWIST

Finally, at a midtown landmark, Mack must foil the sniper’s plan to hunt down and kill the new hope of the conservative movement. Even after the shooting ends, Mack’s hardest work is just beginning. The action switches to the interrogation room, where Mack tries to piece together the conspiracy. He and his team from the Park East Detective Squad must take to the streets one more time to gather conclusive evidence and close the case.

MACK 1 Red vs. Blue is a fast-paced, topical mystery/thriller.

THE CONSERVATIVE DETECTIVE

Detective Mack McCormick is a sympathetic hero, one who relies on smarts more than brawn. He’s college-educated, savvy and streetwise, a product of the NYPD’s Giuliani-era policing reforms. A political conservative, Mack is a fish out of water in liberal Manhattan, and his politics do impact his love life. When he’s not working on the case, Mack also has his hands full looking out for his fashionable, sophisticated 90-year-old liberal grandmother Francesca, still living on her own and loving every minute of it.

TONE & THEME

This novel features the short chapters popular among thriller readers.

“Mack 1 Red vs. Blue” takes you into the world of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with side visits to the metropolitan area’s summer resorts. You’ll visit the offices of midtown media power players, see legal gladiators battle in the Criminal Courts building, and sit in police interrogation rooms where cameras are rolling, but nevertheless so are the suspects.

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