Everything Is Jake
Three Rooms Press, 416pp.
My debut solo novel.
Brief description from the back cover
"A federal plea deal in Manhattan goes off the rails when a mob boss inexplicably recants his testimony days after voluntarily confessing to a lifetime of crime, and immediately, an FBI agent involved with the case goes missing. To find out what happened, the Feds call in T. R. Softly, detective fiction's newest and most intuitive sleuth. Softly's search takes him to Washington, D.C., where the "oddest of the forty-odd presidents of the United States" is suddenly laying plans to evaporate the U.S. government, as assassination rumors percolate in dark corners. Co-opted into partnering with a secret government agency, Softly struggles to understand how many games are being played and by whom. Is he master of his fate or has he been the unwitting agent of friends and foe? A twisting, rollicking tale that enthralls readers until the last page."
The reviews are coming in strong:
Kirkus says: "A broad, sweetly fantastical satire just perfect for readers in the mood."
Publishers Weekly proclaims: "A lively . . . series launch. . . . Witty prose complements the clever plotting. Readers will eagerly await Softly's return."
Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard, and author, most recently of On Juneteenth, concurs: 'Smoothly written, with humor and insight, this smart book holds your attention to the very end."