COLD CITY kicks off The Early Years Trilogy. It’s 1990. A twenty-one-year old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in NYC. This is pre-Disney Manhattan and the city still has lots of rough edges. He has connected with Abe but is unaware of his real business. He will soon meet Julio but doesn’t own a gun yet. He runs afoul of some machete-wielding Dominicans, hires on as a driver for a smuggler, wanders into the East Side Marriott the night Rabbi Kahane is killed, winds up on the wrong side of some jihadist Arabs, and disrupts a ring smuggling pre-teen sex slaves. And that’s just Book One.
“Cold City provides fascinating insights into the early life of a legendary character. While delving into these previously only hinted at episodes…Watching the pieces of the puzzle that is Jack’s life and career come together is well worth the ride. I encourage readers to hop aboard that train.” –Russ Madden, The Cold, Hard Truth