Third Ring by Phillip
Barclay Books - October 2001
1931402043 - Trade Paperback
Reviewed by Robyn
It all begins with the
burglary of an important book from an important CEO. While the two hired
thieves are breaking into the safe to get the book, they're caught in
the act. A gunfight ensues, resulting in the deaths of the CEO's young
son and one of the burglars. The other burglar, Gordon Birdie, is apprehended
and jailed. Birdie's lawyer decides to put a private investigator on the
case to find out what really happened, since Birdie denies being the one
to kill the son.
Enter Nick Tartaglia
with his smart-ass wit and tough street fighting. Nick investigates and
discovers something way bigger than he ever thought possible. The book
has a connection to witchcraft and extreme power. If it falls into the
wrong hands, it could be Nick's undoing as well as the world as we know
it. Nick Tartaglia is an exceptional detective who does not doubt otherworldly
happenings. He believes in ghosts and magic. It's his open mind which
makes him so much fun to read about. He is tough but never to the point
of being a thug.
Nick is involved in
a relationship with a woman named Karis, who adds greatly to the story.
She brings out a soft side of his personality that I am not sure we would
see otherwise. The mystery in Third Ring is absolutely amazing. I loved
the way Tomasso makes his sentences so powerful. He always manages to
find exactly the right words to elicit the strongest emotions possible.
This series is a winner, and I hope that many people find that out!
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