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Swan Dive (John Francis Cuddy #4)

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A stint as a bodyguard sucks Cuddy into a vicious divorce caseDivorce will not be easy for Hanna Marsh. Her drug-dealing husband, Roy, is a cruel man, whose greed makes him unwilling to part with anything he owns--including his money, wife, and daughter. Hanna's lawyer is terrified of Roy, but has the sense to hire John Francis Cuddy, private detective, to protect Hanna ...more
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Published by Pocket Books (first published 1988)
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Francis
Jan 04, 2016 Francis rated it really liked it
Jeremiah Healy was an excellent writer who passed away recently. This is the fourth book in his John Francis Cuddy series of which there were fifteen, spanning the years from 1984 to 2003. The Shamus award is given out each year by the Private Eye Writers of America. Of the fifteen books in this series, one was awarded the Shamus in 1987 and six others were named finalist for the award.

His Detective, John Francis Cuddy, is another Irish Southie from Boston. As far as his Detective DNA I would s
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Sep 16, 2014 Quillracer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This, the fourth book in the John Francis Cuddy series is another step up in quality.

Cuddy, asked by a long-time friend to bodyguard a woman seeking a divorce from her domineering husband, soon finds himself suspected of murdering the husband, attacked by drug dealers, and searching for a missing cache of cocaine. His relationship with a woman ADA is taking steps forward too.

This was a tight, taut novel full of action and thrills with no wasted words. I was surprised how quickly I reached the en
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Jeremiah Healy was the creator of the John Francis Cuddy private-investigator series and the author of several legal thrillers. A former sheriff's officer and military police captain, Healy was also a graduate of Rutgers College and the Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Boston before teaching for eighteen years at the New England School of Law. His first novel, BLUNT DARTS, w
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