HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND GANG-BANGERS ~ NOT FOR THE WEAK OF HEART
SW FL former Catholic priest pens mystery crime thriller series loosely based on child trafficking ring. The story takes place in Miami and the Everglades.
After 24 years of perfecting his trilogy, Cooper’s Moon, SW Florida writer, Richard Conrath, PhD, and former college professor, released his first mystery at a Spring book launch in Ft Myers, FL. “I simply wouldn’t give up. I knew I had a story to tell and it would not go away. I had to force myself to get through the tough parts,” the author stated. Conrath, a former Pass-a-Grille & Bellair Beach resident, now resides in the Naples area.
Conrath weaves together a group of “peculiars” plucked from the Everglades, Miami, and Cleveland to form an unlikely pack of rascals and scalawags who search out missing and exploited children. The story opens with the disappearance of a college professor’s seven-year old son, Maxie. The trilogy ends with a resolution in book three, A Cold Copper Moon. The series is complete and will be released over the next ten months.
The author, a member of Mystery Writer’s of America, designed a role in his next novel, Blood Moon Rising, for a real life Naples resident, Donald Hand. This character’s role is Don “The Man” Hand and plays a nefarious retired mob hit man turned exotic dog groomer. Don Hand was lucky enough to win the role at a book launch gala in April. During the next book signing in September, Conrath intends to use a St Pete area resident as another character in book three.
The book is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, Ingram, libraries, and bookstores.
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