Kevin Pearce - baseball star, honor student, the pride of Brighton - was 15 when he left town in the back of his uncle's cab. He and his buddy, Bobby Scales, had just committed heinous violence for what they thought were the best of reasons. Kevin didn't want a pass, but he was getting it anyway. Bobby would stay and face the music; Kevin's future would remain as bright as ever. At least that was the way things were supposed to work, except in Brighton things never work the way they're supposed to.
It's been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago moments after being sentenced to 38 years in prison on corruption charges. PI Michael Kelly is sitting in his office when he gets an anonymous email offering to pay him nearly a quarter million dollars if he will find Perry.
Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner, John Gibbons, to help solve an eight-year-old rape and battery case, a case it turns out his old friend was once ordered to forget. When Gibbons turns up dead on Navy Pier, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived.
"A wicked good storm of cliches"
Frank Sinatra desperately wanted to be part of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s gang. He had his own famed "Rat Pack", made up of hard drinking, womanizing individuals like himself - guys like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Peter Lawford - but the guy "Ol' Blue Eyes" really wanted to hang with was Lawford's brother-in-law, the real chairman of the board, John F. Kennedy. In Sinatra and the Jack Pack, Michael Sheridan delves deep into the acclaimed singer's relationship with the former president.
A woman is shot as she waits for her train to work. An hour later, a second woman is gunned down as she rides an elevated train through the Loop. Two hours after that, a church becomes the target of a chemical weapons attack. The city of Chicago is under siege, and Michael Kelly, cynical cop turned private investigator, just happens to be on the scene when all hell breaks loose.
As my life hung in the balance after a tragic car accident caused by a drunk driver, I promised to spend the rest of my life helping others if I were to survive. Despite sustaining a traumatic brain injury, I am the founder and president of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to helping people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances. This book is to help other personal injury survivors contemplating litigation, or already involved in litigation.
"Engaging, Informative, EXCELLENT"
When PI Michael Kelly is hired by an ex-flame to tail her abusive husband, he expects trouble of a domestic rather than a historical nature. Life, however, is not so simple. The tail leads Kelly to an old house on Chicago's North Side. Inside it, the private investigator finds a body and, perhaps, the answer to one of Chicago's most enduring mysteries: who started the Great Chicago Fire and why.
"A drastic downturn from the first book"
They’re young, brilliant, beautiful...and naïve enough to believe they can make a difference. For three graduate students, the exclusive innocence seminar at the nation’s most esteemed journalism school is supposed to teach them how to free the falsely accused from prison. Little do they know the most important lesson they’ll learn is how to stay alive. The first day of class for Ian Joyce and Sarah Gold starts like any other, until a fellow student, Jake Havens, pulls a wrinkled envelope from his backpack. Inside is a bloodstained scrap of shirt from a boy murdered 14 years ago and an anonymous note taking credit for the killing.
"Great listen! Caught me from the beginning!"
It's been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago, moments after being sentenced to 38 years in prison on corruption charges. PI Michael Kelly's investigation begins with Perry's wife, Marie. As he hunts for her husband, Kelly begins to unwind Marie Perry's past. What he finds is a woman who is even more intriguing than her husband, with her own deeply complicated reasons for standing by him.
When a lightbulb falls in a subway tunnel, it releases a pathogen that could kill millions. While the mayor postures, people begin to die, especially on the city’s grim West Side. Hospitals become morgues. L trains are converted into rolling hearses. Finally, the government acts, sealing off entire sections of the city—but are they keeping people out or in?
"too many plots that don't interconnect."
From the co-creator and executive producer of the television show Cold Case Files, comes a fast-paced, stylish murder mystery featuring a tough-talking Irish cop turned private investigator, who does for the city of Chicago what Elmore Leonard did for Detroit and Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles.
"Difficult to listent to since it's so bad."
Brighton, 1975: A working-class Boston neighbourhood is simmering with violence and racial tension. Fifteen-year-old Kevin Pearce gets caught up in Brighton's undertow and a crime that forces him to flee the city. Twenty-seven years later, Kevin returns after winning the Pulitzer Prize for an article on the wrongful conviction of a man from Brighton. But when he's asked for his advice on a murder case, he's plunged into a web of deception which will test his loyalties to the limit.
Drei Elitestudenten der renommierten Medill Journalistenschule sollen untersuchen, ob vermeintliche Mörder möglicherweise unschuldig zum Tode verurteilt wurden: Unter anderem den Fall eines Zehnjährigen, der vor einigen Jahren in Chicago ermordet wurde. Die drei Studenten spüren den Tatort von damals auf - und entdecken eine weitere Kinderleiche. Ist der wahre Mörder etwa noch auf freiem Fuß?
They're young, brilliant, and naïve enough to believe they can make a difference. For three graduate students, the exclusive innocence seminar at the nation's most esteemed journalism school is supposed to teach them how to free the falsely accused from prison. But the most important lesson they'll learn is how to stay alive... The first day of class for Ian Joyce and Sarah Gold starts like any other, until fellow student Jake Havens pulls a wrinkled envelope from his backpack.
Chicago: A biological weapon is set off in the subway and quickly spreads through the city's West Side. Michael Kelly, PI, goes into the subway with a team trained in microbial forensics (essentially the next generation of CSI) and gets a hard lesson in biological warfare. Meanwhile, the pathogen spreads. The government is forced to quarantine sections of the city. Kelly, of course, is in the middle of it, tracking down the bad guys while his city teeters on the precipice.
Michael Kelly is back in another sizzling murder mystery that pits him against a merciless sniper on the loose in Chicago's public transportation system. After witnessing a shooting on an L platform - and receiving a phone call from the killer himself - Kelly is drawn toward a murderer with an unnerving link to his own past, to a crime he witnessed as a child, and to the consequences it had on his relationship with his father, a subject Kelly would prefer to leave unexamined.
Michael Kelly, a tough-talking Irish cop turned private investigator, is hired by an ex-flame to tail her abusive husband. But what looked like a bread-and-butter domestic dispute turns out to be more than he bargained for. The tail leads him to an old house on Chicago’s North Side.
Teamwork, one of the most celebrated concepts in corporate life, is falling short on its promise. Why Teams Don't Work identifies the obstacles (most of them people-made) that prevent teams from achieving their potential, suggests methods to remove those obstacles, and explains how to take care of the team members.
"Probably better to read"