The Concrete Pearl: A Gripping Ava "Spike" Harrison Thriller (An Ava "Spike" Harrison Thriller Book 1)

The Concrete Pearl: A Gripping Ava "Spike" Harrison Thriller (An Ava "Spike" Harrison Thriller Book 1)

The Concrete Pearl: A Gripping Ava "Spike" Harrison Thriller (An Ava "Spike" Harrison Thriller Book 1)


Thirty-eight-year-old Ava “Spike” Harrison can hold her own in the boys club that is the rough and tough construction business. Her late father saw to it that she was as comfortable on a job site as she was behind a textbook. But the past few years have had her over a barrel—job site injuries and a string of bad luck, including the death of her husband, have hampered the venerable Harrison Construction Company. Taking a cheap job here and there has been her only option.

Grasping at straws, though, comes at a price: an asbestos removal contractor she’s hired, Jimmy Farrell—a lifelong acquaintance who gladly accepted $10,000 from Spike as a “good faith” incentive—has gone AWOL. The three hundred students at Albany’s PS 20, the job site, are about to be exposed to deadly asbestos fibers.

What starts out as a goose chase—from a cleared-out office to Jimmy’s impounded car—turns into an all-out search for the real story behind the man’s sudden disappearance. Trading in her work boots for gumshoes, Spike must tread a path paved with deception, greed, and even murder if she’s going to nail down the truth.

The stakes couldn't be higher in this brand new, newly edited and revised amateur detecive series. The Ava "Spike" Harrison novels are fast-paced, whip-smart, romantic, suspenseful, and of course thrilling. For fans of Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly, Ace Atkins, Brett Battles, Don Winslow, and more comes an unputdownable mystery that's sure to keep you up all a good way.

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A hugely successful series. Vincent Zandri’s The Guilty is a gripping combination of old-school hardboiled detective yarn and a 80s high-octane action movie. Immensely enjoyable. -Paul D. Brazill, Pulp Metal Magazine *****

˃˃˃ Tough, stylish, heartbreaking. - Don Winslow, bestselling author of Savages *****

A riveting story..oh, what a story it is: grisly, surprising, and page-turningly suspenseful. A terrific old-school thriller. - Booklist (starred review) *****

Captures readers’ attention from the opening scene...creates a story that... is hard to tear away from once a reader is hooked. - BookPage *****

Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant. - New York Post *****

The action never wanes.- Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel *****

Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting. -Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Six Years *****

Non-stop action. - I Love a Mystery *****

Vincent Zandri nails reader's attention. - Boston Herald *****

(Zandri) demonstrates an uncanny knack for exposition, introducing new characters and narrative possibilities with the confidence of an old pro...Zandri does a superb job interlocking puzzle pieces. - The San Diego Union-Tribune *****

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