Francis Hoyt, arrogant, athletic, brilliant, manipulative and ruthless, is a master burglar. He specializes in stealing high-end silver, breaking into homes that seem impenetrable. Recently retired from his job with Connecticut’s attorney general department, Charlie Floyd is a brilliant but stubborn and experienced investigator. He’s joined by Manny Perez, a recently suspended Cuban-American Miami police detective in an effort to put an end to Francis Hoyt’s criminal career. Second Story Man, told in alternating chapters, from Hoyt, Floyd and Perez’s point-of-view, develops into a cat-and-mouse contest between the two lawmen and this master burglar.
“Second Story Man is a down and dirty game of cat and mouse, only this time there are two cats and the mouse hasn’t yet seen the trap that can touch him. Are two cats better than one? Read it and see.”
Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times Bestselling author of What You Break
“…the riveting SECOND STORY MAN is also a master class in voice and dialogue and storytelling. This cat and mouse caper about three men--two cops and a burglar--reinventing themselves for the second stories of their lives is unique, textured and even hilarious. Charles Salzberg has perfected the existential crime novel--and this one will break your heart.”
Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author