PI Marty Stiles was shot and paralyzed and is now in rehab, trying to decide whether to fight to recover. Meanwhile, his agency is being run by two women: the street-smart and savvy Alessandra Martillo, who’s the muscle, and Sarah Waters, a naïve, single mom, new to the job but who quickly becomes the brains. Though the two women grew up only a few miles from each other in Brooklyn, it might as well have been worlds apart. Now they’re partners, and for all their differences, are committed to their joint venture. When Sarah’s deadbeat ex-husband gets into trouble, Al would rather let him suffer, but she agrees to help Sarah figure out where he is and why another man has ended up dead.
This follow-up to The Last Gig features a tough and edgy, one-of-a-kind heroine—an entirely fresh take on the hardboiled women private investigators who dominate so many crime fiction classics.
Praise for The Last Gig and PI Alessandra Martillo
“Hard-driving action…Al’s various run-ins with hired thugs intent on discouraging her investigation keep the harrowing edge sharp.… The Last Gig is a gut-tensing read.”
“[She’s] tough, smart, cynical, untrusting, strikingly attractive, brim full of machismo, and deeply conflicted. At times she’s almost feral. Author Green’s New York is hard-edged, gritty, and dangerous.… Every bit of the book sounds knowing. But the biggest reason to recommend it is because lovers of hard-boiled PIs will love Al.”
“Sizzling…She fights like a Valkyrie, loves hard, runs scared at times, stands tall when it matters, is sexy, endearing, and just about the freshest heroine to enhance genre fiction in forever. Don’t miss her.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)