Twenty-six-year-old bodybuilder Gunter Hoffman sports enormous muscles to keep at bay nightmares of his childhood nemesis, a menacing homeless guy with PTSD known as Detour Man. But even with a body that’s six feet in all directions, Gunter’s afraid of people—and lonely.
When Gunter seeks out a girlfriend—and finds one—she’s like all the rest: more curious about his bulging biceps than him, thinking his size provides an invincible shield to ridicule. But Gunter’s mentally fragile. When she ends up dead from a broken neck, the cops seek a murderer with immense strength, just like Gunter.
Private investigator Vinnie Briggs doesn’t want to get involved in Gunter’s problems—but to please his husband he must. He’s even less pleased mounting a murder defense, which defies standard procedure. Vinnie and his co-investigator, the woman’s fitness champion Rita Light, commit crimes and lie, and Rita employs her specialty: martial arts sex. They take risks that endanger innocent lives only to learn vindication has a high price.
DETOUR MAN (85,000 words) is the fourth novel in the Vinnie Briggs mystery series. It will appeal to readers of Rhys Ford’s Dirty Kiss and Josh Lanyon for the romantic mystery
Excellent dialogue comes to life by the first-rate narrator. The characters are vivid, the pacing is quick yet there is depth to this story. It is relevant and entertaining, a great read all around—Nora Quien, author of Limbo, City of Dis
Captivating characters and a cleverly designed plot. Highly recommended to anybody enjoys a good mystery. A Wishing Shelf Book Review