In this exciting prequel to the critically acclaimed Dane Curse, a pair of black capes are found dead on the floor of Wentorf Hall, mere inches away from the world’s largest diamond. Of course the cops think the pair killed each other over the heist. After all, everyone knows that the Vandenberg Coconut is a one size fits all motivation for murder. Everyone, that is, except for Dane Curse.
But when the former villain turned PI takes the case he’ll discover that the truth has more sides than a diamond has facets. And in order to get to it Dane will follow a trail that leads through an old enemy with a bagful of grudges, a killer who specializes in assassinating super villains, and a wealthy socialite with a murky motive. A thorny maze indeed, and sitting at its heart, mysteriously returned from years in hiding, is Dane’s very own daughter.
Will Dane Curse discover the thieves’ secret in time to solve the case, save his agency, and protect his only child from a vicious death? Or will he lose it all, just another victim of The Coconut Swindle?
What the critics are saying…
“Full of action, tension, and suspense, this novel seamlessly blends the classic noir PI trope with soft sci-fi superheroism. It’s a triumph.” – Pulp Detective
“Matt uses, abuses, subverts, and pays worshipful homage to the trope-defining elements of the hardboiled private eye with the comic book intensity of a superhero series.” – BarbTaub.com
“With grit, action, and fast-talking characters I found this book hard to put down.” – The Reader’s Hollow
“I was really looking forward to reading this novel at the end of last year and wasn’t disappointed… very well written.” – Katrina Marie’s Writing, Inspiration, and Muses
“I loved Dane Curse the first time around, but I have to say the second spin was even better.” – West’s Indie Authors
“Wonderfully written with fast paced action and fantastic humor.” – AReaderRecommends.com
“Considering how saturated the superhero market is these days it’s amazing to find a novel that actually brings a fresh angle to the genre, and Mr. Abraham does just that.” – Superhero Hustle
“Dane Curse is easily comparable to characters like The Punisher, or Ghost Rider, so if you’re into borderline heroic bad guys, then this book is for you.” – Time Zone Comics
“The author’s writing style makes it easy to immerse yourself in this amazing and exciting story. I loved the first book… this one is even better!” – Newfreekindlebooks.com
“If you enjoy action, twists that leave you guessing, and great dialogue, definitely get this book.” – Jael’s Reviews
“I don’t know how you keep getting my number, Matt, but the restraining order’s still in effect.” – Stan Lee, Marvel Comics