New York Times bestselling author P. J. Tracy is back with the most thrilling installment in her award-winning mystery series.
Dead men tell no tales…but their pasts can’t keep a secret.
Gregory Norwood is Minnesota’s most beloved philanthropist, and the story of his son’s overdose was splashed across the front page of all the papers. When a photojournalist sets out to get a candid shot of the highly successful businessman on the one year anniversary of his son’s death, he’s shocked to find Norwood dead with a smoking gun in his hand. The city is devastated, and Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called in to handle the delicate case. It should be open and shut, but something is not right. Norwood's death is no suicide.
With no suspects and an increasing tangle of digital evidence that confounds the Minneapolis Police Department’s most seasoned cops, Magozzi calls on Grace MacBride, Monkeewrench Software’s founder and chief computer genius and the soon to be mother of their child together. She and her motley crew of partners begin to unravel connections between Norwood’s death and an even larger plot. Norwood wasn’t the first, won’t be the last, and by the end, may be just one of many to die. The breakneck, high stakes race to find his killer and save the lives of hundreds make P. J. Tracy's The Guilty Dead her most outstanding novel yet.
In Tracy's busy ninth Monkeewrench novel (after 2017's Nothing Stays Buried), the computer geeks of Grace MacBride's Monkeewrench software company join forces with Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth. The death of Minnesota philanthropist Gregory Norwood just one year after the fatal overdose of his addict son, Trey Norwood, looks like a suicide, until Leo and Gino uncover enough oddities to suggest murder. Meanwhile, a new anti-terror program developed by Monkeewrench uncovers a terrorist plot to bomb city hall. That a lowlife named Gus Riskin had a hand in Trey's death is revealed in the prologue, but Tracy maintains suspense by carefully concealing the links that connect Riskin to Gregory's death and to the terrorist plot. The book's chief pleasure lies in watching the members of MacBride's oddball crew, including Harley Davidson and Roadrunner, match wits and skills with the wise-cracking detectives.