Here is the novel that reveals tough-as-nails Honolulu private detective T.J. O’Sullivan’s softer, sexier side—the third book in an action-packed detective mystery series. T.J. is on the trail of a stolen ancient Chinese cultural relic called Tiger Ying when she finds herself entangled in a steamy love triangle, dating two good-looking sexy men at the same time. T.J. isn’t always right, but she is never indecisive. She isn’t looking to choose. She wants to keep them both. But can she juggle two lovers and still find the time to solve the case of The Chinese Tiger Ying?
Larry Darter is a retired police officer turned crime fiction author. He has written three novels in the Los Angeles based Malone Mystery series. More than twenty years of law enforcement experience uniquely positions Larry to write the style of gritty, realistic mystery/thrillers that crime fiction fans love to read.
Having spent the majority of his life as a voracious reader of detective mysteries and police procedurals, Larry is heavily influenced by writers ranging from Raymond Chandler to Robert B. Parker, and Joseph Wambaugh to John Sandford.
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Private detective T.J. O’Sullivan finds things. When a Honolulu antiques and cultural artifacts dealer hires T.J. to find a stolen ancient Chinese cultural relic called Tiger Ying, she gets busy looking. But that’s not all T.J. is looking to find.
Sunk deep in the despair fueled by her romantic obsession with a former colleague, T.J. is desperate to find a way to fill the gaping romantic void in her life. Enter Nick, a gorgeous guy T.J. runs into working her case. He seems to tick all the boxes, offering exactly what she thinks she needs—a casual, unstructured relationship with heaps of NSA intimacy. But just when things seem to go so right it gets complicated.
T.J. hooks up with her detective ex-boyfriend who is helping with her case. She’s dating two hotties at the same time and loving every delicious moment. She has no intention of making a choice. The two men are so different, both have qualities that spark her interest and her passions.
Can T.J. find time to focus on solving her case while juggling two seriously hot lovers? Worse yet, will the lies and sneaking around catch up to her causing her romantic life to implode, leaving her sad and alone?
Coming April 9, 2019
The Chinese Tiger Ying
Jackie was drinking a beer. I sipped a nice glass of Merlot. “Both?” Jackie said. “Yep.” “And they are both great in the sack?” “The best.” “How is that?” “A bit different.” “And, ah, sexually stimulating?” Jackie said. “Quite.” “But, isn’t it a little complicated?” “Scheduling is a bit of a challenge at times, yes,” I said. “Holy shit! Where do you find the energy?” Jackie said. “I find it hard enough to make time to date one guy, let alone two. And, seriously having sex every day, multiple times each day.” “Well, you know, guys do a lot of the heavy lifting when you’re shagging,” I said. “I mean to say I actively take part, but mostly I find I can relax and enjoy surfing the never ending waves of ecstasy.” Jackie laughed. “Seriously? Afterward do they hand feed you grapes from a silver bowl?” “Ha. It hasn’t come to that yet. But it’s been sweet as, I can tell you that.” “I’ve never done it, but I’ve had girlfriends who have dated two guys at the same time,” Jackie said. “But, not for long, maybe two or three months. Then they would choose which guy to drop and which one to seal the deal with and make the relationship official with him. But, it doesn’t sound like you’re talking about that.” “No, I’m not,” I said. “I’m not ready for a long-term, monogamous relationship at the moment. I learned that from my relationship with Mike. I’m only interested in something casual and fun. With both Nick and Mike, it’s only sexual. I’m not trying to work out a choice.” Jackie said, “I’m a little surprised at you.” “I’m a little surprised myself,” I said.