"Set on the midcoast of Maine, WOLFE TRAP introduces us to an eccentric and Interesting cast of Maine characters in this first installment in the Port Essex Mystery series. This gripping plot moves with lightning speed until it’s explosive and thrilling conclusion. Here we have murder, drug-smuggling lobstermen, heavy drinking, art theft and budding romance. Despite our hero’s hard-drinking and prolific womanizing, Clay Wolfe is a sympathetic and likable character. Cost’s jam-packed plot should appeal to all lovers of private detective fiction. I eagerly look forward to next book in this series.”--Joseph Souza, acclaimed author of The Perfect Daughter.