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Art and Beauty, by American Novelist Bruce Deitrick Price Released on Web-e-Books®
A Private Eye Unveils a Canvas of Crime at NYC Art Gallery
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA – Art and Beauty, a first edition crime story by novelist Bruce Deitrick Price, is being released on Web-e-Books® in support of world-wide, cross-platform distribution of his book on private eye character Jon Dak and his investigation of murder and smuggling in Manhattan’s arts and fashion districts. The Tri-Screen Connection, LLC, publisher and distributor of the exclusive e-book, is providing the technology platform and online shopping website for Art and Beauty.
In Art and Beauty, tension builds quickly between private investigator, Jon Dak, and Greg and Elaine Sutton, married owners of a top Manhattan fashion modeling agency, and a prestigious SoHo art gallery.
The scene is 1980s New York. Times are tough in the glamourous but crime-ridden Big Apple. Between jobs, restless Dak takes a stand-in role as a plain clothes security guard at Elaine Sutton’s gallery, where he maneuvers around the high-class, etiquette-driven patrons of this affluent, condescending world.
Characteristically, the Suttons dismiss the detective as a blunt instrument; someone to out-smart and buy off in a well-financed bid for physical protection and snooping. Indeed, each family member wants to employ him for specific reasons: the big-shot husband, to protect his drool-for mistress from an unknown psycho’s threats; the anxious wife, to prove her husband is cheating; the deeply perceptive, Harvard-bound, teenaged son, to fix his parents’ problems.
Inadvertently lured into a hive of family troubles, Dak’s initial friendliness toward these engaging people is sorely tested when the father’s ex-model girlfriend is found dead in harbor-front waters off Battery Park, and a cop with a rogue background is assigned to her case.
From this point, Dak charts a truly private investigation. He risks everything, including the life of his sensuous girlfriend -- his wannabe assistant -- in an elaborate cat and mouse teaser designed to snag both the killer and the uncertain monetary reward for his artful capture.
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The boy hasn’t moved. He looks Dak in the eye. “I’m Jason Sutton.” Puts out his hand. “Who are you?”
“People call me Dak.”
They shake. The boy’s grip is formal, tentative. “Hello, Dak.”
“All right, Jason, what can I do for you?”
“I want to see your gun.”
Jason shrugs. “I don’t know.”
“Not good enough.”
“Dak. You work for my mother. Technically, I’m a part owner, I have some stock. You must do what I say.”
“It’s been a long day, Jason. You can be nice or you can go somewhere else.”
Except to smile his mother’s faint smile, Jason hardly reacts. Dak likes that.