The First Book of the Ray Irish Occult Mysteries
A corrupt city ran by a political machine.
Racketeers and gangsters fight for control of the waterfront.
Mysterious, bloody murders occur throughout the city.
Black-robed figures are offering blood sacrifices to an unknown demon.
Ray Irish has found his home.
A new hard-boiled occult mystery novel by Gordon Brewer Ray Irish drifts into Oyster City, struggling town nestled along the Chesapeake Bay, where a chance encounter in a back alley gives him an unanticipated job. Working for the corrupt man he saves, Irish quickly discovers his home barely conceals layers of deception and treachery. Paired with a conniving woman photographer named Cat, Irish descends into a world of grifters and racketeers. The grisly murders of a chauffeur and a policeman are only part of a web involving strange people wearing the masks of tarot card characters. While Irish battles with thugs who have him in their sights, the ex-Seabee follows a chain of unusual events which might lead to a murderer or his death.