The Duke of North Beach
Ray Deluca’s story continues
When car bombs, mob hits, and murder find their way to North Beach…
San Francisco’s police chief, Oscar Castillo, is forced to face the reality he’s lost his city and stands to lose his job.
When the head of his new Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF) is suddenly killed in a motorcycle accident, he turns to Officer Ray DeLuca for help. Ray was terminated a year earlier for insubordination, then reinstated when family consigliere Gianni Lentini, a mob attorney, lent a hand.
Ray DeLuca is Sicilian born and understands La Cosa Nostra better than anyone in the police department, growing up the son of a mob boss…a caporegime in New York.
At almost forty, Ray began a second career as a rookie officer with SFPD, after sixteen years as a Navy SEAL, never anticipating the politics and fragile egos inside the department. As a decorated SEAL team commander, he made the decisions…was respected by all, and was always in-charge.
When car bombs kill a San Francisco judge and two of San Francisco’s finest, the gloves come off, as Ray and the chief’s new task force, fight to take the city back.
The action, swerves, and twists are non-stop, including an assassination attempt on a member of Ray’s family.
Ray finds comfort in two fingers of bourbon, a lover in Witness Protection, and another connected to the mob.
After years of combat deployments, he wrestles with his demons, and remains a hardened loner, an outside dog, whose loyalties are regularly called into question. Ray DeLuca. No excuses. No apologies.
Don’t miss the first book Central Station
You’ve read police stories… but never one quite like this. In the tradition of the Grand Master of Police Novels Joseph Wambaugh, Central Station introduces San Francisco rookie cop Ray Deluca.