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THE PHIL RODRIQUEZ MYSTERIES

Two Graves Dug

Two Graves Dug

Book 1

"Fast pacing, multiple plotlines, and interesting secondary characters distinguish the first-person narration, which offers a likable, honorable main character who has his own code of ethics and is willing to circumvent the law to achieve justice."
   —Sue O'Brien, American Library Association

Phil Rodriquez is the newest of the New York City private eyes. The Lower East Side is his turf, and the people who live their lives and ply their trades in the narrow tip of Manhattan are his clients. He is a native New Yorker and an ex-cop, but his Puerto Rican heritage both separates him from the pack and endears him to clients who might not trust the cop in him. Phil is hired to find out who's hurting little girls in the 'hood' victimized by a serial rapist and a grown-up woman being harassed by somebody who doesn't want her back in her old neighborhood. Then rape turns into murder, harassment turns into terrorist attacks, and the ugly past rears its head to wreak havoc on the narrow East Village streets. At first reluctant to take the job, Phil changes his mind when it appears that the cops are dragging their feet. Then secrets from the past start to emerge, giving Phil a closer look into the dark corners of some of his hometown-the wealthy Upper East Side and the newly-gentrified Harlem. While Phil seeks answers in the streets, his best friend and business partner, Yolanda Aguillera, works the phones, the computers, and the clients. And it's Yo who knows first that it's the secrets and the lies that are at the root of all the misery.

Two Graves Dug presents a New York City of narrow Village streets and tenements, filled with people whose lives are anything but narrow. And it presents Phil Rodriquez, a PI who sees these people as his own, sees their problems as his, and isn't beyond bending-or breaking-a rule to help them.

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A Murder Too Close

A Murder Too Close

Book 2

"First-person-narrator Rodriquez is especially likable for his fallibility, acceptance of assistance, and concern for fairness. Mickelbury’s brisk pacing and deft handling of multiple story lines make this a worthy successor to Two Graves Dug (2005), the series starter."
   —Michele Leber Booklist

Nothing in New York has been the same since terrorists destroyed the Twin Towers. Nobody feels the pain more than residents of lower Manhattan who're still mad and want somebody to pay—even if it's the wrong somebody. Meanwhile, crime goes on in the form of the Russian mafia. Nu Yorican PI Phil Rodriquez finds his own life on the line as he fights a new terrorism and an old evil.

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