by Daniel Judson
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Minotaur Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780312383619
Date: 28 September 2010 List Price $24.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Manhattan PI Remer was a professional voyeur who was paid to spy on adulterous spouses. One night, while tailing a mark, he was ambushed by four thugs who took him to a warehouse. Bound to a chair, hands tied behind his back with wire, Remer screamed with agony as a soldering iron carved a word into his chest. It was a word intended to be a constant reminder of what he was: a voyeur.
Six years later, the word has been surgically removed from Remer's chest; however, the emotional and physical scars remain. No longer a PI, Remer is now the owner of a lucrative liquor store in Southampton Village. A friend, Detective Kay Barton, begs him to locate a missing heiress, Mia Ferrara. Soon, Remer becomes entangled in a bloody web of deception and betrayal.From official release/information:
Remer was an effective Manhattan P.I. until one of his targets found a nasty way to force him into an early retirement. Since then, he has been living an anonymous life, running a liquor store in Southampton, and doing his best to stay in the shadows without ties to anyone or anything. Then a voice from his past reaches out for help, and he agrees to work one last case---a missing person---in order to escape the threat he's lived under for six years.
(Source: Minotaur Books)