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Breaking Faith

by Maynard F. Thomson

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Nase is working undercover as a cabdriver, trying to catch an inveterate hijacker, when he first hears about Purnell Whitmore. In Roxbury, where hope is a rare commodity, Whitmore had been a shining star, a straight A student, all-sports, active in his church, full scholarship to Yale. When his lifeless body is found in a garbage dumpster, the whole neighborhood mourns. When suspicion emerges that a white police officer is responsible, it is primed to explode.
Nase's well connected pal Buck Hanrahan offers to land him a job as a special investigator with Mayor Conor O'Conor's independent commission, convened to investigate both the murder and general charges of brutality against Frances X. :"Dapper" Flanagan's police department. Bucky wants inside information, and Nase isn't interested, until he meets Lynn Daniels, a provocative, bourbon voiced lawyer on the mayor's panel. Lynn just might keep him from dwelling on a too recent letter that began "Dear Nase." And Nase is as loath as Bucky to see a decent man like Flanagan railroaded. ( )
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The theft of vital technological information could spell disaster for Zoltec Industries, the world's only producer of high-powered-microprocessor computer chips. Enter tough, smart private detective Nason Nichols, who--joined by Zoltec's top scientist, Dr. Rachel Ornstein--races across New England to disentangle a web of intrigue, deception, scams and blackmail.

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After a black college student is killed by a policeman in Boston amid charges of police brutality, PI Nason Nichols is appointed to an investigating commission. He discovers agitators of every stripe exploiting the killing for their own ends.

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