This was such a good, no-nonsense murder mystery! Starting off with a punch, a self-satisfied man, a “fixer,” is doing what he likes best: killing. From there we go along with Nick Borman, hired to find out why his friend’s son-in-law, a journalist, was brutally knocked off and why the police department refuses to call it anything else but suicide. Corporate espionage, the Intel High Tech world, shady real estate deals, Russian mafia collecting on gambling debts, and blackmail are some of the areas LaLonde touches on, as we hang on tight for this thrilling ride and realize that it might all boil down to a card game with high stakes for low-principled players. Excellent storytelling!
A member of the wealthy and influential Piermont family is murdered in broad daylight on a bright sunny day in Suburban Toronto. Two weeks after the brutal assassination authorities still have no witnesses, no leads and no motive for the crime. Computer chip manufacturing mogul Bill Piermont hires Nick Borman, a specialist in corporate espionage with a reputation of getting the job done, to bring the killer to justice. As a tangled web of deceit unfolds Borman discovers greed and corruption at the highest level. From city hall to the depths of Toronto’s criminal underworld, Nick Borman is in hot pursuit of a cold blooded killer. Will Nick get the killer or will he become the next victim? The Borman Factor is the first book in the exciting new mystery series of Nick Borman thrillers.