Perfect Pawn (A James Maguire Novel Book 1)
Retired NYPD detective, James Maguire, returns to his former hometown, in upstate NY, to help locate his missing former HS sweetheart, but when he arrives he discovers that no one is interested in finding the missing woman, not even her husband, the local sheriff. As each clue is uncovered it becomes apparent that a much bigger game is in play. In the end, it might be Maguire who is the one with the real target on his back.
For retired NYPD Detective, James Maguire, the pieces of his life were finally starting to fall into place. He was running his own lucrative private security firm catering to Fortune 500 companies and had just met Melody Anderson, a highly successful business woman from Long Island's posh enclave of Southampton. Everything, it seemed, was looking up. That was until the morning newscast reported that his former high school flame was missing from a one car accident on a rural country road in upstate New York.
Arriving back in his old hometown Maguire must come to terms, not only with his past, but the fact that no one seems interested in pursuing the investigation into Patricia Browning's disappearance, including the missing woman’s husband, the local sheriff.
As Maguire struggles to put the clues together in time, he is drawn deeper into a game where people are as expendable as pieces in a chess game and the only goal is to take down the king. A crown Maguire unwittingly wears.
Books by Andrew G. Nelson
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