A gritty private eye and an FBI agent of questionable ethics team up to rip off some drug mules (“Who are they going to call?”). This perfect crime has to work. Danny Hughes’ girl friend, Angie, the bartender you would die to know, the city’s nightlife, and suburban life are portrayed with “I’ve been there” clarity. The story has a touch of Spenser and Phillip Marlowe, with characters that jump off the page. Don’t go to the beach without it.
“A crackerjack heist story, written by a real private eye that knows his stuff. A fast and exciting read.” – Peter Morin Esq .Former State Representative and author of the best seller, Dairy of a Small Fish.
Read Thomas Gagnon’s review of Joy Street at https://tgagnon967.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/
Prevailing images of the modern private investigator range from the bourbon drinking tough to the droopy eyed computer geek. All are true. While all private eyes will agree that most of the work is routine and, often boring, there are occasionally cases that make it all worth while. The common thread, at its basic level, is that it is a people business. It is a window into the folly and strengths of human behavior; people doing things that never cease to amaze. These true cases, approached with a sense of humor over the human condition, will hopefully demonstrate that, as well as entertain. These are a few of many that make it all worth while.
Very few jobs today offer the mystique, excitement and fun of being a private eye. Once a fixture of old movies and cheap detective novels, today’s private investigator is an important player in the modern business world, filling gaps where law-enforcement officers cannot or will not tread. And there’s plenty of work to be had – if you know where to find it and, most importantly, how to get paid for it.
Author Russ Bubas has spent 35 years in the business and now runs a successful corporate private investigation firm with more than 1,000 clients nationwide. In Be a Big Time, Big Deal Private Eye, Bubas provides an entertaining introduction to private investigation as an adventurous, profitable and satisfying career. He describes the common (and not so common) slices of the modern PI business, including who uses these services and why, and he tells you how to price your work correctly so you can make a good living at it. Bubas uses fascinating stories from his long career to show you how PIs operate in the real world – whether it’s staking out crooked employees in downtown bars, working undercover in major corporations or performing any number of other assignments that modern PIs are expected to do. Finally, he shows you how to establish and run your own business like a professional, from setting up shop to landing your first clients to marketing your services the right way.