Godchild, by Vincent Zandri, is my first foray into his work. It is part of his Jack Marconi series-Jack who is a down on his heels private eye.
What is interesting about Jack, is that he was a former prison warden. This is a unique twist on the private eye story in that most gumshoes are ex-cops. Other than that, Marconi has all the trappings of the loser/ hero that inhabits the stories of all the greats.
I read one reviewer who stated that the plot was cliché . I disagree with the word cliché. But, I can't say it is original. However, who cares? Zandri delivers a story that is pure action and escapism ; and that's what I'm looking for in my crime fiction . Also, his story is full of twists and turns that make it very interesting .
My only quibble with his book is that it was 10 pages too long. It felt like he was beating us over the head with certain back story . But, that aside, I highly reccomend Godchild for any crime and action buffs. It can be purchased at www.amazon.com for your Kindle.