cover image As Good as Dead

As Good as Dead

Ralph M. McInerny. Five Star (ME), $26.95 (300pp) ISBN 978-0-7862-4179-8

Thomas Aquinas scholar and author of the Father Dowling mystery series, Ralph McInerny turns his attentions to the seedier side of life with As Good As Dead, in which a hit man hired by a dying woman finds his job complicated by two unwelcome understudies. Double-crossing, second-guessing and regrets abound as the novel jump-cuts between the conniving woman and the sparring criminals on its path to a bloody conclusion.