Jack Marconi
Created by Vincent Zandri

Now here's a former occupation you don't hear of often for private eyes. When we first meet him, in the powerful, well-praised series debut, As Catch Can (1999), JACK MARCONI is a grieving widower whose nickname is "The Keeper." He earned that monicker from his time as the hard-nosed warden of Green Haven, a maximum security prison in upstate New York.

But following the escape of an infamous cop killer under his command, related in that book, and the resulting scandal and fallout, both emotional and legal, he's out on the bricks, looking for work. And by the time of the second book in the series, Godchild, rolls around, he's a private eye, trying to make a go of his second marriage, although he's still obsessed with the death of his first wife in a brutal car accident years ago....

Vincent Zandri has been a reporter for New York Newsday and The Times-Union in Albany, New York. He's also published short fiction in numerous journals and holds an MFA from Vermont College. He currently lives with his family in Albany.




Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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