A Gil Rodrigues Mystery
by Virgil Jose
Trade Paper: 6" x 9", 228 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59663-569-2 $12.95
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A man's been killed!
I think it might be David!
Gil Rodrigues is a Vietnam vet, widower, and world-weary private eye. His life is in the doldrums. Even his relationship with a beautiful young woman adds few sparks to his mundane routine.
However, the sudden murder of his best friend David Chang, and the plight of David’s daughter jump-start him into action. Gil soon uncovers unseemly details about his friend’s business affairs and lurches into an investigation involving professional hit men, international espionage and a series of clues, each one more bizarre and puzzling than the last.
As Gil closes in on the killer, he quickly finds that his career, his lover and his life are in jeopardy.
He is inexorably forced to pull all the stops, solve the mystery and find the killer … but he exacts a diabolical revenge for all the bother!
… a sophisticated murder mystery with a sub-plot of industrial espionage—decidedly a must- read for lovers of the private eye genre. —South Coast Media Services
… well-drawn characters and convoluted plot lines create a pleasurable reading experience. —Crime Spree Magazine
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Virgil Jose is a UCLA graduate who has been writing since high school. He has worked in corporate communications, public relations and as a freelance journalist. Mr. Jose has done feature stories for a Southern California suburban newspaper group In the early 1960s, he was a military intelligence analyst. Early in Mr. Jose=s career, he performed insurance investigations, much like his protagonist, private eye Gil Rodrigues. The Examined Life is his first work of published fiction.