ADA ALEX GRECO SERIES
In this second installment of the ADA Alex Greco series, Canaff weaves yet another unforgettable legal thriller/mystery. As you are taken deeper down the rabbit hole of Alex's past, you are also left on the edge of your seat as a new case takes shape that leaves you guessing right til the very end. I enjoyed this one just as much as the first and cannot wait to see where this series goes next.
This book is dedicated first to the vibrant, striving, and beautiful community I was honored briefly to serve, the Bronx, New York. It is also written in honor of the men and women of the Bronx District Attorneys Office and the New York Police Department, my brothers and sisters in honor and service.
ABOUT THE BOOK
When a beautiful and profoundly autistic boy named Hector is found hideously throat-cut in a Bronx row house, it's his father, a callous and deceitful widower with gang ties, who emerges as the prime suspect.
Reluctantly catching the case is A.D.A. Alex Greco, himself the wounded father of an autistic son who died at age three. A relative newcomer to the challenging and often brutal world of New York's toughest borough, Alex has been excelling in this environment for two years, rebuilding his shattered personal life and finding love again with a brilliant forensic psychologist, Dr. Nikki Jaynes.
But Alex guards an horrific secret from his own past, and prosecuting Hector's case will do more than re-open old wounds- it may tear apart his present life as well. Teamed up with two savvy and colorful NYPD detectives, they build a strong case against the boy's father, Norman Ruiz. But twists unfold as similarities are discovered by the Medical Examiner between Hector's case and two recent adult murders, a fact which could exonerate Norman or make him a suspect in multiple homicides.
Another murder shatters the case from the inside out. All the while, echoes from Alex's own compromised past continue to reverberate, threatening everything he's rebuilt as a case that now haunts him speeds toward its shocking conclusion.
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Genre: Mystery & Thriller / Fiction / Legal / Crime
FORMATS: ebook, paperback, audio
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First in what I hope will be a long series. I read this book at the insistence of a friend, and am glad I did. I was drawn in by the very first page and finished within the week. From A.D.A. Alex Greco to Joseliz, the community college student, this cast of characters are easy to picture in your mind's eye as the story unfolds. Readers of Harlan Coben and of good crime mysteries in general will enjoy this story.
Couldn't Put it Down! Among the Dead by Roger Canaff is an intriguing novel that I couldn't put down! Alex Greco, the Assistant District Attorney, has more than his share of demons, but his character drew me in. The book description says "For the prime suspect, a choice. For ADA Alex Greco, a calling." Roger's first calling was serving as a prosecutor for special victims. I believe he's found his second calling as a writer. I can't wait to find follow this series and see what Alex will do next!
Great Book! This book drew me in from page one and I could not stop reading. Roger's experience and knowledge of the courtroom and it's proceedings really shines through in the book. His main character, Alex Greco, is very relatable and his own experiences being mingled in with the case were a nice refresher when certain areas got intense. Overall I was very intrigued and entertained by this book. Can't wait to read book two!
Alex tensed. The past. Again. It was amazing, after two years and a string of successes, how close he could still feel to old hurts. And threats.
Autism could be especially cruel that way. Sometimes a connection, even for the parent, was as elusive as a rainbow.
He stood and looked back at the small crowd of men and women attending to the horror behind him, talking on phones and radios. Snapping pictures. Scribbling on pads. This is what they did. And they were brothers and sisters to him.
The OCME accepted bodies seven days a week. There was a rhythm to it that, in an odd way, always seemed to Alex to mimic breathing or a heartbeat. Dead in. Dead out. Dead in. Dead out.
Alex never saw the three men watching him, following him with their eyes in sync as he walked down 161st street toward the Yankee Stadium subway station.