Erdogan Denizli cleans up the messes other people make of their lives. Not their dirty houses or their dirty clothes – no, Erdogan gets a call when a bathroom is sprayed with arterial blood after a shamed pervert cuts his own throat, after a home-invasion-gone-wrong leaves bits of brain ground into the carpet, or when an undiscovered death drips putrefying body fluids into the apartment below. He’s a crime scene cleaner in Ventura County, California and after forensics have done their job, he gets to work…
It’s not his job to feel the pain of those left behind, or to feel sadness at a wasted and unmourned life, but he does. He can’t help it. But he doesn’t get involved; he can’t afford to – he can’t risk dredging up the shadows of his own past. But when, on a routine crime scene clean-up, he finds a piece of overlooked evidence, evidence that implicates the cops in an assassins-for-hire conspiracy, he can’t look the other way, because now his own life’s in danger. But who do you turn to for help when it’s the cops that want you dead?
Implicated is a contemporary but noirish thriller with a “cast of characters straight out of an Elmore Leonard novel”: Valerie, the femme fatale who wants to nail the cops who killed her husband… Maxim, the Azerbaijani mobster who wants in on a little bit of the American Dream … ill-fated Sammy the Schmuck with his penchant for other people’s lives (and other people’s money). And Brad and Mikey, the cops who’ve long since thrown “Serve and Protect” out the window.
I’m a novelist, screenwriter and nomad. So far, I’ve travelled in over seventy countries around the world but have yet to find one to call home.
My latest novel, a thriller called “Implicated” is my first foray into indie publishing and I’ve enjoyed the experience so much that I’m now republishing my “back-list” as indie ebooks including the Betty Trask Award-winning “Kissing Through a Pane of Glass”, the suspenseful “Touched by a God or Something”, the chilling “Because It Makes My Heart Beat Faster” and the paranormal romance “Daniels Dream”.
I’ve also written the hallucinatory (and rather strange) “The Uncertainty Principle” (writing as Tyler Montreux) – I refer to it as my Kurt Vonnegut/Tom Robbins homage. A short story “The Fig Tree” is also available on Amazon and I have a new series of detective stories planned.
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