The Marsh Mallows, the fifth novel in the Danny Boyland series.
A single scream in the night begins New York Detective Danny Boyland’s investigation into the “crime of the decade.” Melanie Smith, a beautiful, blue-eyed blonde escort, has disappeared after her last date. The search for her leads to the discovery of numerous bodies in the swampy marshlands of Long Island’s south shore. Not only are blue- eyed blondes formerly employed in the sex trade turning up dead, but also several suspected drug mules, and a bevy of long-dead mobsters dating back to the Lufthansa heist in the 70s. From the Hamptons to Brooklyn, a three-pronged task force of the area’s top detectives sets out to solve the murders. Danny’s investigation leads him to the highest ranks of the New York Metropolitan Police Department, a meticulously crafted frame-up, and a resolution that will haunt him forever.
A finalist in the 2020 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards
The Coastal Buzz - "... fashioned after the unsolved Gilgo Beach, Long Island serial killings, the novel opens with a shocking scenario with Detective Danny Boyland getting caught up in 'the crime of the century'... a slowly-tightening circle of suspects create suspense throughout..."
Judge, 28th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards - "... a fine job of furthering the world of Danny Boyland. Prose was at its strongest when Hack worked inside Danny's mind, especially when Danny was confident and maneuvering through difficult situations..."