The Crossover UniverseTM is a companion blog to the books Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1-2 by Win Scott Eckert, and the forthcoming Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1-2 by Sean Levin. Material excerpted from Crossovers Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2010-2014 by Win Scott Eckert. All rights reserved. Material excerpted from Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2014-present by Sean Levin. All rights reserved.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Crossover Cover: Silence
Private eye Jack Till must save a woman he helped six years ago from assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner. Paul used to receive most of his referrals from the bartender at the Palazzo di Conti restaurant, which was rumored to be a remote outpost for members of the Balacontano family who came west on business. The Balacontano crime family is from Perry’s novels dealing with the assassin known as the Butcher’s Boy. The Butcher’s Boy appears under the pseudonym “the Grocer’s Boy” in Justin Gustainis’ novel Sympathy for the Devil, part of his Morris and Chastain Supernatural Investigations series, which has many crossover references bringing it into the CU. This reference brings in Jack Till as well.
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I can't help but wonder if "the Grocer's Boy" boy from the Gustainis book isn't like an apprentice of the original because Sympathy for the Devil was published a long time after "The Butcher's Boy" though the last book in the series came out about the same time as Sympathy.ReplyDelete
I've noticed in fiction it seems to be easier hire a hitman then in real life. Every news article I've read about someone trying to hire a hitman involves the hitman turning out to be an undercover cop. In real life, I don't think you can fine a hitman unless you're part of the mafia.