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Introducing former death-row inmate turned private investigator Franky Dast in the first of an intriguing new crime noir series.
Having spent eight years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Franky Dast now works as an investigator for the Justice Now Initiative, seeking to help others in the same situation. But when he learns that Bill Higby, the detective whose testimony helped convict him, is facing his own murder charge, Franky is torn. Should he help the man he hates more than any other, the man who remains convinced of Franky's guilt to this day?
As Franky delves further, he comes to realize that in order to prove Higby's innocence, he must also prove his own. Unless he finds out what happened that fateful night eight years before, the night 15-year-old Duane Bronson and his 13-year-old brother were murdered, Franky will always be under suspicion, and the real killer will remain free. What really happened that dark, wet night on Monument Road? And is Franky prepared for the shocking truth?
Will appeal to fans of GREG ILES and MICHAEL CONNELLY
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November 01, 2017
This is dark and enthralling Crime Noir set in Florida. 18 year old Franky Dast does a good deed, helping teenagers Duane and Steven on a dark night by taking them to a petrol station on Monument Road. The two brothers are gruesomely murdered and raped after he drops them off. In a horrific misca...
November 28, 2017
This book is described as a Florida Noir mystery and the description is apt. Wiley has captured the darkness of being poor and unjustly accused in Florida. He’s also captured the locale, which is so richly described it’s like another character. Franky Dast has just been released after serving 8 y...
October 26, 2017
Having spent eight years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Franky Dast now works as an investigator for the Justice Now Initiative, seeking to help others in the same situation. But when he learns that Bill Higby, the detective whose testimony helped convict him, is facing his own murder...
November 21, 2017
I tried very hard to get into this book, but I find the prose to be flat and almost mechanical. The characters and plot are clichéd, and this is DNF for me.
Thank you, NetGalley for providing this book to me.
November 21, 2017
Michael Wiley, UNF professor of 18th and early 19th century British literature, steps away from his place at the head of the classroom to bring his readers another tale set among the bridges, the landscape, the beauty of Northeast Florida again.
Monument Road is titled after a major thoroughfare...
August 13, 2017
I would like to thank Netgalley and Severn House for an advance copy of Monument Road, the first novel to feature Franky Dast, a man recently released from prison after being wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for murder.
On his release Franky gets a job with the lawyers who freed him. It...
October 19, 2017
Franky Dast has just been released from prison,having been cleared of murdering two boys 8 years earlier although there are some who still believe he did it and that he should have been executed as his sentence required- unfortunately one of these is the detective who arrested him.
January 15, 2018
Wow. After reading Michael Wiley’s newest book, MONUMENT ROAD, I’ve placed him right up there with the novelists I consider among the best in the business at the moment: James Lee Burke, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Reed Farrel Coleman. Wiley will be on my must-read list from here on out.
September 24, 2017
I received this book in exchange for an honest review through Netgalley. It in no way changed or pressured my honest opinion of it.
I really enjoyed this book. I have gotten into mysteries more than ever lately, and this book hit the spot. I flew through it, and was left wanting more. It had me h...
December 22, 2017
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review.
MONUMENT ROAD by Michael Wiley is a novel about Franke Dast, a man recently released from prison, yet he is harassed by a homicide detective Bill Higby who remains convinced of Frankie’s guilt even with evidenc...