Quarterback Trap (book 3)
A Carlos McCrary, Private Investigator, Mystery Thriller

Super Bowl Week is supposed to be fun, right? One mafia boss sees it as a way to make a killing…
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Port City is excited to be hosting the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys in the first Super Bowl in its fabulous, new billion-dollar stadium. Private investigator Chuck McCrary’s old friend from high-school football, Bob Martinez, is starting quarterback for the Jets.

One week before the game, Martinez’s supermodel fiancée, Graciela, disappears in the middle of the night from the Super Bowl headquarters hotel. Martinez hires Chuck to find her, but he won’t let Chuck involve the police. That same day the odds on the Super Bowl game change dramatically when someone bets a hundred million dollars on the Cowboys to beat the point spread. Is it Vicente Vidali, the New Jersey casino owner and mob boss? Did he kidnap Graciela?

Chuck discovers that Graciela has a secret that threatens her life, regardless of the game’s outcome. Was she really kidnapped, or did she run away from her own secret life? Martinez also has a dangerous secret that threatens to destroy his multi-million-dollar career in the NFL.

To save Graciela’s life, mob boss Vicente Vidali demands that Martinez shave the point spread on the Super Bowl, so Vidali can collect on his hundred-million-dollar bet.

Chuck’s search for the missing supermodel takes him from the dangerous streets and drug dealers of a South Florida ghetto to the waterfront high-rises and private island mansions of billionaires, movie stars, and crime moguls. Chuck must assault the mob boss’s mega-yacht, risking his own life to bring Graciela to safety. Then he must invade Vidali’s luxurious island fortress to take the fight to the mobster’s home.

Quotes from Quarterback Trap :

Beneath the desk, I pointed the Glock at Orsinati’s private parts… If either of them pointed a gun at me, I would aim low and shoot through the thin desk panel. I might not kill Orsinati, but I could make him sing soprano.
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“If I’ve learned anything in thirty years in the hotel business, it’s that things you hope won’t come out, always do. Always.”
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“I’ve got an idea how someone… could fix the Super Bowl game, and it scares the hell out of me.”
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“What’s your big, dark secret that has you so spooked you won’t let me call the cops?” I sat across from my client, my friend, and waited. And waited. And waited.
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She appraised me like I was a race horse at a stud auction.

Quarterback Trap, published in February 2015, has received 25 reader reviews with 4.4 average stars on Amazon as of April 2, 2018.

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