The Black Vulture

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

A billionaire oil-tycoon is acquitted of his wife's murder. Now the only witness to one of the hottest cases in American history pulls former journalist turned con-man Lewis Maynard into a web of violence and conspiracy. Led to the streets of Brazil, pursuing something called the Black Vulture--whose worth far exceeds monetary value--, Maynard will learn that certain people and certain cases and certain money obey a different set of laws.

Table of Contents

city of joint hands

November 29th, 1999 He and his brother-in-law had been arrested. It echoed back to the 1981 death of Natalie Wood. The two men would ... Read Chapter

Bibles for the Dead

September 8th, 2015 The jungle shook and the trees crashed to the ground while huge birds rose up out of the mud, the mud crumbling d... Read Chapter

Out of the Sea

That night Lewis went to Charlie Barracuda’s BBQ joint. He ordered ribs and sat at a table next to a TV hanging on the wall and tucked ... Read Chapter

House Rules

The security guard shoved him into the office on the second floor of the Delphi Casino. Lewis rubbed his aching arm. Moe was looking thro... Read Chapter

The Checkered Room

12th September, 2015 Addison Guzman was buried at Prairie City Cemetery surrounded by tall trees whose canopies filtered the spring s... Read Chapter

La Corriveau

October 5th, 2015 It was the big game: The Kansas City Royals versus the Sparrows. The parking lot was full and there were pickup tru... Read Chapter

The Cabinet Maker

Lewis banged on the door with the flat of his fist. The door opened. Esperanza blew out her breath. “It’s you,” she said. ... Read Chapter

Red Earth

February 23rd, 2015 "You aren’t going to eat anything, Lewis?” “I’m not very hungry, ma.” “Something wrong with m... Read Chapter

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Ph0en1xR1s1ng

You writing is quite good and the story is captivating. I only read mysteries occasionally but this one has me hooked. I like Lewis. The hang up with this story is the culture.You mentioned Natalie Wood's death then nothing further came of it. Ivana Tourhino was married to Bruno Tourhino and the sister of Richard Hansen. Her married name is Tourhino and her maiden name would have been Hansen--Ivana Hansen. So she couldn't have been the daughter of Tourhino. Bruno would have been his son.Next, Kansas City doesn't have a Supreme Court. If this is Kansas City Missouri as opposed to the half of the city in Kansas, the State Supreme Court would be in Jefferson City, MO, the state capitol of Missouri.(207 High Street--I looked it up to double check myself.)Finally, there is a Crystal Springs, MO, but it's nowhere close to Kansas City and less than 1000 people live there. Which is to say, they don't have a TV station and Lewis wouldn't have been there. I write fantasy and love to make things up, but I've gotten myself in trouble by making up words but when I check myself, I find that my made-up word already existed and meant something already. I lived in Missouri for a long time and things like that jump out at a person. Having him work for a non-existent TV station is a good idea, but TV and newspapers are totally separate. Oh, and it would never, never be silent standing on a street in Kansas City even at three in the morning. It's a big city. Sorry to ramble on. I hope some of this was helpful. I look forward to the next chapter.

Fri, April 24th, 2020 1:21pm

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