The Package: Book One (The Pakage) [Kindle Edition]
Cleve Sylcox (Author)
David Winters likes Cloak and Dagger Novels, but never thought he would be in an actual mystery. That was until his law partner, Tinsley, asked him to do a simple little favor and he finds himself swept away in intrigue, death, and women.
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By John R. Dizon
The Package by Cleve Sylcox is a classic detective noir short story featuring Dave Winter, a hardnosed private eye working for shady lawyer Bill Tinsley. Making a routine delivery to Moe’s, Dave comes across Jackson Farnsworth, Tinsley’s ex-partner who had been presumed dead. Jackson continually refers to Dave as Tinsley, and Winter soon finds that this is just the beginning of his trouble in setting the record straight. He next encounters Al and Louie, a bumbling pair of operatives intent on taking possession of Tinsley’s package. Throw in Angel, a waitress at Moe’s who’s not quite what she seems, and Barbara Welch, a femme fatale, and we’ve got Dave fighting for answers while struggling to stay afloat in a morass of subterfuge that will keep you guessing to the final pages.
The author’s skill in tightly packaging his short story will leave readers begging for more – and Dave Winter is ready. The Package by Cleve Sylcox is waiting to be picked up.