Mystery / Suspense

A Body in The Basement – Of Course He’s the Suspect

May 10, 2013
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Indie author James M. Jackson

When private financial investigator Seamus McCree returns to Cincinnati after a routine business trip, he discovers that his home has become a crime scene.

A brutal murder has occurred in his basement. The victim, an acquaintance from a previous corporate investigation, has endured bullets to both of his ankles, knees and elbows before the final shot to his forehead that put him out of his misery.

Bad Policy
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But no one has seen an “IRA six pack” victim since The Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

Now, in James M. Jackson‘s mystery “Bad Policy,” Seamus McCree becomes the primary “person of interest” in the case. He’ll need his talent for logic and hard work to prove his innocence.

Soon he uncovers a trail that leads back to his Boston roots, and a poisonous family feud dating from the divorce of Boston’s Irish mafia and the Provisional IRA in the 1970s.

As the body count climbs, all trails seem to lead back to him, and Seamus is forced to go underground to find out who is framing him – and why – before he becomes the next victim.

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The Indie Author Life

Authors know all kinds of biographical details about their characters, only some of which actually get into a book.

James M. Jackson posted these details about Seamus McCree on his website:

Seamus was born and brought up in Boston. His father was a police officer, killed in the line of duty. His mother worked at home, trying to keep Seamus out of trouble. He has an older sister. He’s divorced and has a son, Paddy (Patrick to everyone else).

Seamus attended parochial grammar school, public high school and private college on a full scholarship. After graduating from college in four years, he played professional soccer. A first year injury forced him to quit the game.

He obtained his MBA with a concentration in finance and became a top stock analyst, specializing in the banking industry. Long before the current shenanigans on Wall Street, he quit a leading Investment Bank when he couldn’t stomach the corporate duplicity over one of his reports and began working for the Criminal Investigation Group (“CIG”) later that year.

Seamus is 6’2″, weighs 185 pounds and if pressed can run 5 miles in 31 minutes. He loves a variety of music, but has a special interest in the pre-classical period, oldies rock and Celtic. He sings bass/baritone in a church choir and periodically joins select choirs for special performances.

He generally lives alone in a large Victorian house in the Clifton area of Cincinnati, Ohio or at his camp in the wild woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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