Crossing Borders

On July 27, 2011, in Mystery/Suspense/Thriller - Fiction, by Richard Hicks

Back Cover Copy:

Somewhere in the shadows of America’s Finest City, a killer hides.

Caught in a storm while sailing back from Mexico, Eddie DeSilva, San Diego’s Portuguese-American ex-chief of police, is facing a watery death when a mysterious stranger saves his life. When he reaches port, DeSilva gets a chance to return the favor: Four months earlier, the wife of his rescuer— a victim of domestic violence hiding in a woman’s shelter— turned up dead on her kitchen floor, her throat slit with a kitchen knife. Her husband, charged with her murder, has disappeared . . . until he shows up on DeSilva’s boat. Despite the overwhelming evidence of his guilt, DeSilva doggedly sets out to prove his rescuer’s innocence, and in the process uncovers hidden aspects of the victim’s life.
Pauline Graham, a psychologist on the board of directors of the woman’s shelter where the murder victim was residing, is conducting her own investigation into alleged financial improprieties at the non-profit. Her interest in DeSilva, a widower and former client, is not entirely professional, and as they resume their ill-defined but evolving relationship, their investigations inevitably intersect in a sinister and twisted scenario in which the hunters become the hunted. Set against the colorful background of San Diego, this second novel in the Eddie DeSilva series, is a page-turning murder mystery with an edge.

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Richard Hicks has published six novels, including Slender Fantasies (a legal satire), The Alpha Wolf Conspiracy (a courtroom drama), Whistleblower (a murder mystery and courtroom drama) and two murder mysteries, Murder By The Numbers and Crossing Borders featuring San Diego’s Portuguese/American ex-chief of police, Eddie DeSilva. His novels have won a variety of awards from Writer’s Digest, the Eric Hoffer Book Awards, and the San Diego Book Awards. The manuscript for Crossing Borders won First Place in the 2009 San Diego Book Awards in the category of unpublished novels, and the novel won Second Place in the category of Mystery/Thriller?Suspense for the Reader Views Reviewer Choice Awards for 2011.

REVIEWS:

Crossing Borders by Richard Hicks is an edge-of-your-seat mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. Crossing Borders is the second book in the Eddie DeSilva mystery series and I honestly can’t wait for more. This one exceeded my expectations in every way and I can’t wait to read what Mr. Hicks has in store for the next Eddie DeSilva novel.

Reviewed on 09/12/2010 by ReviewTheBook.com Member April Hanson

Crossing Border by Richard Hicks is the second outing for former San Diego PD Chief Eddie DeSilva. Hicks has taken his character development to the next level by giving us more insight on what makes the Portuguese-American tick. DeSilva is tenacious and not afraid to put himself on the line when he believes justice is not being served, as he demonstrates by pursuing the murder case,despite it being declared “Closed” by the current chief. . . . I believe the author has proven that an engaging mystery novel doesn’t have to be long or graphic to attract the reader. This book earns 5 stars from me.-Jud Hanson

Reviewed on 10/10/2010 by ReviewTheBook.com Member Jud Hanson

Back Cover Copy:

Somewhere in the shadows of America’s Finest City, a killer hides.

Caught in a storm while sailing back from Mexico, Eddie DeSilva, San Diego’s Portuguese-American ex-chief of police, is facing a watery death when a mysterious stranger saves his life. When he reaches port, DeSilva gets a chance to return the favor: Four months earlier, the wife of his rescuer— a victim of domestic violence hiding in a woman’s shelter— turned up dead on her kitchen floor, her throat slit with a kitchen knife. Her husband, charged with her murder, has disappeared . . . until he shows up on DeSilva’s boat. Despite the overwhelming evidence of his guilt, DeSilva doggedly sets out to prove his rescuer’s innocence, and in the process uncovers hidden aspects of the victim’s life.
Pauline Graham, a psychologist on the board of directors of the woman’s shelter where the murder victim was residing, is conducting her own investigation into alleged financial improprieties at the non-profit. Her interest in DeSilva, a widower and former client, is not entirely professional, and as they resume their ill-defined but evolving relationship, their investigations inevitably intersect in a sinister and twisted scenario in which the hunters become the hunted. Set against the colorful background of San Diego, this second novel in the Eddie DeSilva series, is a page-turning murder mystery with an edge.

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Richard Hicks has published six novels, including Slender Fantasies (a legal satire), The Alpha Wolf Conspiracy (a courtroom drama), Whistleblower (a murder mystery and courtroom drama) and two murder mysteries, Murder By The Numbers and Crossing Borders featuring San Diego’s Portuguese/American ex-chief of police, Eddie DeSilva. His novels have won a variety of awards from Writer’s Digest, the Eric Hoffer Book Awards, and the San Diego Book Awards. The manuscript for Crossing Borders won First Place in the 2009 San Diego Book Awards in the category of unpublished novels, and the novel won Second Place in the category of Mystery/Thriller?Suspense for the Reader Views Reviewer Choice Awards for 2011.

REVIEWS:

Crossing Borders by Richard Hicks is an edge-of-your-seat mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. Crossing Borders is the second book in the Eddie DeSilva mystery series and I honestly can’t wait for more. This one exceeded my expectations in every way and I can’t wait to read what Mr. Hicks has in store for the next Eddie DeSilva novel.

Reviewed on 09/12/2010 by ReviewTheBook.com Member April Hanson

Crossing Border by Richard Hicks is the second outing for former San Diego PD Chief Eddie DeSilva. Hicks has taken his character development to the next level by giving us more insight on what makes the Portuguese-American tick. DeSilva is tenacious and not afraid to put himself on the line when he believes justice is not being served, as he demonstrates by pursuing the murder case,despite it being declared “Closed” by the current chief. . . . I believe the author has proven that an engaging mystery novel doesn’t have to be long or graphic to attract the reader. This book earns 5 stars from me.-Jud Hanson

Reviewed on 10/10/2010 by ReviewTheBook.com Member Jud Hanson

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  1. Mike Reuther says:

    Sounds like a page-turner.

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