Dante DiMarchese is a well-regarded forensic psychologist and the man responsible for putting the Bailey Beach serial killer behind bars. When a soldier home from a tour in Afghanistan is charged with manslaughter, Dante is immediately called on to help.
Dante’s focus is tested when he starts receiving threats from the Bailey Beach Killer who is threating to destroy Dante’s life and an ex-brother-in-law who pulls Dante into the middle of a family dispute over an inheritance from a still-living father.
Set in the heart of New York, can Dante unravel the legacies and lies that others have left behind? Can he contain his own deceptions?
“…it’s easy to award 5 stars. It’s hugely enjoyable. The dialogue amuses with its authenticity, the plot engages throughout, but it’s the characters that stay with you…” – Crime Thriller Hound
“…a little gem of a thriller…With its sharp shooting, rat-a-tat dialogue cut through with humour and pathos throughout, Bill Mesce has produced an incredibly readable and highly enjoyable tale…a thoroughly engaging tale of dubious morality, emotional turbulence and the search for resolution, or revenge…With its feel of John Grisham meets Elmore Leonard, I would heartily recommend Dante’s Paradise as a bit of a must read for fans of contemporary American crime fiction.” – Raven Crime Reads
“…at times depressing, entertaining, realistic, insulting, absurd and uplifting. If that is not recommendation enough then there is not hope for you.” – Love Books Group
“(Bill Mesce) has created an interesting protagonist. (His) cases are deftly presented and progressed with a supporting cast that adds colour and depth. I felt expertly manipulated…A proficient, enjoyable read.” – neverimitate