Ex-Marine, Nick Hardin, heads back from a decade in Africa to his hometown, Chicago, with $100 million in blood diamonds stolen from an Al Qaeda's financing pipeline. His retirement plan? To cash out through a Chicago Mossad contact and head for the beach. But soon, Hardin's stuck in Chicago with diamonds he can't sell and a series of hit men, mobsters, and a Washington off-the-books black ops team on his tail. The resulting body count leaves Chicago detective John Lynch trying to find connections among the victims, while simultaneously solving the murder of a dead infectious disease expert who'd drafted a biological weapons plan that could turn Chicago into a ghost town.
Dan O'Shea is a Chicago-area writer. His first two thrillers, Penance and Mammon, will be published by Exhibit A. Drawing on Chicago's settings and history, the novels explore the city's history of corruption, but with a national, even international flavour. Dan is also the author of Old School, a collection of short fiction published by Snubnose Press. Dan would be a handsome gent if he could just stop breaking his nose. Find Dan Online: danielboshea.wordpress.com and @dboshea