Veteran narcotics detective Caleb Alden is a portrait of tolerance…
Enduring the suicide of his teenage son, the dissolution of his marriage, and the aggravation brought on by incompetent supervisors has only made him better at what he does.
When set to launch a major investigation into the Bronx heroin czar, a man called the Nasty One, the hierarchy of the NYPD insists on interfering.
Caleb packs up his twenty plus years of service and retires.
Walking away from life as a cop turns out to be the least of his problems, as he now finds himself alone, unchallenged, and hearing uncompromising voices.
Battling for a new purpose in life, he connects with his old friend and colleague Sergeant James Paul McCormack.
The Sergeant is under intense pressure to find a killer who has been decorating New York City with dead women, displayed in acts of vulgarity.
When he confides in Caleb, the retired detective discovers a heroin connection that may lead to the murderer’s identity and agrees to help.
But, time may be running out for the two friends…
As Caleb starts receiving cryptic religious messages in the mail, he can’t help but wonder if it’s a cry for help in the form of divine intervention, or if he is one of the Nasty One’s pawns.
Cry for Help is a gritty crime thriller that grips you from the first page.
Praise for Marco Conelli
‘Conelli delivers a nail biter of a thriller.’ -Marcia Clark, Former Los Angeles Prosecutor & NY Times Best selling author
‘Conelli’s real life experience as a New York City detective shines through in this riveting story that is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages all night long.’ – Marcia Clark, Former Los Angeles Prosecutor & NY Times Best selling author
Marco Conelli is a former NYPD detective and author of the Matthew Livingston Young Adult Mystery Series . His 2011 release, Matthew Livingston and the Politics of Death , received the Silver Falchion award for best new mystery. Cry for Help , his first adult-crime novel, introduces Caleb Alden and James Paul McCormack, two tenacious, fast-moving protagonists dissecting the desperate landscape of New York’s forgotten borough, The Bronx.