There isn’t much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-A-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet tourist town of Sea Haven, New Jersey.
John Ceepak, a former MP back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven Police Department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who wanted to give him at least a summer’s worth of R&R to escape the horrors of war.
Instead, Ceepak heads up the murder investigation. He is partnered with Danny Boyle, a 24-year-old, part-time cop who doesn’t carry a gun and only works with the police by day so he has enough pocket money to play with his beach buddies by night.
The Tilt-A-Whirl murder pushes Ceepak’s deep sense of honor to the limits as unexpected twists and turns keep the truth spinning wildly in every direction.
TILT A WHIRL won the Anthony Award for best first mystery and appeared on many “Best Mysteries Of The Year” lists.