Beach Bodies – Book 2 – FBI Serial Killer TaskForce
Beach Bodies is Book #2 in the FBI Serial Killer task Force. Since RJ was seriously hurt in a bicycle accident, he has only been able to research the story and write in short sessions, thus a release date has not been announced. Keep up to date on this space for future news!
Homicide Detective Sgt. Mike Murphy and his then partner, Lt. Rico Martinez, were virtual celebrities of the NYPD’s Manhattan Homicide Division. When the Daily News, New York Times and NY Post hailed the detectives “modern day heroes,” everyone knew they had reached the pinnacle of their careers.
Now, five years after tracking down and killing The Santa Claus Killer, Dr. Richard Blake and his murderous treacheries were filthy bygone memories. His long line of dismembered bodies were just another string of fading memories. Christmas of 2013 seemed like a century in the past, and one murder at a time things had changed around Manhattan South’s bustling squad-room. After receiving the second highest departmental award, the Green Ribbon Police Combat Cross from the Mayor, both detectives moved on with their storied careers.
Joining Mei Ling on the FBI Serial Killer Task Force, newly credentialed Special Agent, Mike Murphy, didn’t miss the homicide squad-room. One of five thousand law enforcement officers hired away annnually from police departments across the country, Murphy loved the Department of Homeland Security. He found the job challenging yet worthy of his skills, tracking down spree and serial murderers. There was nothing like the rush of the chase and the thrill of a capture.
Rico rarely thought about his years at the NYPD anymore. Those decades of award winning service were abandoned to the rear-view mirror of life. Turning in his NYPD Detective badge, he traded it for a gold plated Deputy Chief badge for Miami Beach P.D. It was a Cush job, giving out tickets, policing the beaches and keeping celebrities like Justin Bieber and others in line. Rico loved his job, until corpses started turning up half-buried in the fine sugar-sand coastline of Ocean Drive in South Beach.
Thinking his men could track down the killer without another agencies involvement, Rico had his CSI division processing three scenes where bludgeoned bodies were found during spring break.
But, when the fourth victim turned up with its head removed, and a hand written note taped to its torso, the deputy chief knew he could only make one call.
It was time to bring in the FBI and his best friends… Agents Mike Murphy and Mei Ling.
- Updated by the author 10/15/2016