A Friend in the Fire

An Auden & O'Callaghan Mystery: Book Two

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Emporium Press

April 29, 2021

Cover art: Reese Dante

Genre: Amateur sleuth mystery, romance

After solving the mystery behind the death of his former friend in July, ex-Army Sam Auden has been aimlessly wandering the country. Everything had gone sideways in New York City, so when his phone rings three months later, the caller is the last person Sam expected to be asking for help.

Confidential informant Rufus O’Callaghan has been struggling. His NYPD contact was murdered over the summer, and the man Rufus is head over heels for was driven away by his own undiagnosed trauma. But when he receives an anonymous letter that promises information on his mother, life goes from dark to dangerous in the blink of an eye.

Sam and Rufus must dig into Rufus’s rough and turbulent past in order to solve a series of contemporary murders connected to his mother. And if the two can’t expose who the killer is in time, they will most certainly become his next targets.

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Praise for A Friend in the Fire!

"I’d recommend to anyone who enjoys a fast-moving, clever mystery with a well-realised setting and a couple of complex, likeable protagonists." - Caz's Reading Room

"Highly recommended especially for fans of a more gritty urban story that will keep you hooked from the first to the last page." - Love Bytes Reviews

"I am a fan of each of these authors separately, but when they combine their efforts, the results are bigger than the sum of their parts!" - Paranormal Romance Guild