This is my second tour for Giacomo Giammatteo.
He is definitely an author I am keeping my eye on.
A Bullet For Carlos:
Blood Flows South, Book 1
Inferno Publishing Company (October 18, 2012)
Paperback: 420 pages
E-Book File Size: 713 KB
Detective Connie Giannelli’s life has been torn apart several times. First when her mother died and then years later when she found out her Uncle Dominic was in the mob. Her life is about to be shredded again, and this time it could destroy her.
Connie’s love of family and her badge are both threatened when an undercover drug bust leaves two cops dead and the drugs missing. Internal Affairs is looking for any excuse to take her badge, but she’s not worried about them finding the missing drugs—her secrets could prove to be far worse.
Now Connie’s racing against the clock to figure out who killed her partners and took the drugs—dirty cops or Uncle Dominic’s friends. And she has to do it before IA pins the whole damn thing on her.
I am so impressed with the strong female character that Giammatteo has written. Connie Giannelli is formidable woman you don’t want to mess with. Even when sent away from New York to Texas she is determined to get her man or men and bring them to justice. What a crazy life she has had and continues to lead!
He has also written some dynamo supporting characters from her uncles to the cops she works with both in New York and Houston to the cartel in Mexico. They are so fully developed and well described that you feel like you are watching a movie or television drama instead of reading a book.
I reviewed another book my this author last September, Murder Takes Time: Friendship & Honor Series, Book One (Volume 1), so I knew he created fabulous characters. In fact one crosses over to this book. The author tells his story from multiple points of view and while a tad confusing in that book he has ironed out all the issues in this one with clever icons to start each chapter and better transitions.
The story is full of action, suspense, and has engaging dialogue giving you that hold on tight/edge of your seat feeling. The book is graphic and does have some strong language that would be expected in a book of this type.
I am thrilled this book is the first in a series because I want to know more about Connie and her unconventional family and the choices she makes going forward. I hated to see this book end. I anxiously await A Bullet For Dominic. Murder Has Consequences (Friendship & Honor, Book 2) is available now in E-book (Kindle) format. Giacomo Giammatteo is definitely an author to watch. I expect to see his books on bestseller lists everywhere very soon!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Giacomo Giammatteo lives in Texas, where he and his wife run an animal sanctuary and take care of 41 loving rescues. By day, he works as a headhunter in the medical device industry, and at night, he writes.
The author is giving 1 e-book copy away!!
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Contest Ends March 29 at 12:00 a.m.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author for tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Comments on “A Bullet For Carlos by Giacomo Giammatteo Virtual Book Tour with Giveaway”
This book sounds great. BTW, the tweet said it was for a diff giveaway but linked to this one, so I changed it…
Thank you Vanessa. The link has now been fixed 🙂
I agree with you, this book had me turning the pages. Loved it!! Fantastic review and post. Thank you. Hint..don’t think we will have to wait a long time before we have his next book in hand 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed the book, and I’m thrilled you liked Connie. I worried about writing a female lead character in first person POV, but I think she came out good. It was a lot more difficult for me though, which now gives me a better appreciation of all the women authors who have written male leads for so many years. Thanks so much for sharing this with your readers.
You did a fabulous job!!
This book reminds me of all the great old mysteries I grew up on… I hope I get lucky here and win.
FYI – If I am the lucky winner, please understand that I’ll be sitting shiva next week for my mother… Her funeral will be on Monday, and then I sit for 7 days INCLUDING the Monday.
I look forward to trying Detective Connie Giannelli’s cases.
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