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“In real movies. When you’re dead you’re dead.”
McNulty looked at his producer. “You don’t make real movies Larry.”
Larry Unger looked offended. “More real than all that sci-fi b******t.”
McNulty shook his head. “I’ve seen dead. And it’s nothing like the movies.”

Waltham, Massachusetts

Vince McNulty is still working as technical advisor for Titanic Productions in Boston but he is also struggling to reconnect with his estranged sister and her daughter. While filming on a courthouse set in Waltham, MA, a gunman forces his way in and opens fire, killing several of the cast and crew. Did the gunman mistake the set for the real courthouse down the road? Or was it just a message to the real judge?

When the production is shut down, Larry Unger realizes that secondary footage and the cameraman are missing and Vince McNulty must walk a fine line between helping the police and protecting the movie. As Larry Unger said, “Can you imagine how much shit they’d have been in if they’d lost the Zapruder film? Well, we’ve just lost the Zapruder film.”

Praise for the books by Colin Campbell:

“Very real. And very good.” —Lee Child

“There’s nothing soft about Campbell’s writing. If you enjoy your crime fiction hard-boiled, the Jim Grant series is a must read.” —Bruce Robert Coffin, author of the Detective Byron series

“A cop with a sharp eye, keen mind, and a lion’s heart.” —Reed Farrel Coleman

“Campbell writes smart, rollercoaster tales with unstoppable forward momentum and thrilling authenticity.” —Nick Petrie

“Grim and gritty and packed with action.” —Kirkus Review

“The pages fly like the bullets, fistfights and one-liners that make this one of my favourite books of the year. Top stuff!” —Matt Hilton

“An excellent story well told. A mixture of The Choirboys meets Harry Bosch.” —Michael Jecks

“Sets up immediately and maintains a breakneck pace throughout. Its smart structure and unrelenting suspense will please Lee Child fans.” —Library Journal Review

“This is police procedural close-up and personal. A strong debut with enough gritty realism to make your eyes water, and a few savage laughs along the way.” —Reginald Hill

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 5
Down & Out Books
Down and Out Books II, LLC

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