A BLIND EYE Book 1 in the Adam Kaminski mystery series Blood ties have an American police detective in Poland investigating a suicide that may have been murder.
A Philadelphia police detective visiting Poland gets involved when murder is suspected, and the local police turn away. Adam Kaminski, with a delegation to Philadelphia's sister city, is meant to be a polite observer only. But a good man doesn't walk away when he sees wrong being done, and he's not about to start now.
Visiting his family's homeland, Adam's been warned by his superiors to be on his best behavior. In a country that has known centuries of wars and occupation, politics are complex and layered with old prejudices and loyalties impossible for foreigners to understand. But when Adam meets a Polish cousin in Warsaw who believes his daughter was murdered, Adam is troubled by the indifference of the police … and by the strange behavior of the delegation's Polish liaison.
Adam begins uncovering clues that point to the killer, clues that lead him inexorably into an investigation of the intricate web of Polish politics and the legacy of the Secret Police. But the past isn't always black and white, as Adam is forced to accept as he learns more about the killer and about his own family legacy. Will looking into the murder only beget more murder?
"Gorman knows how to pace for maximum effect and portrays her characters and her setting masterfully. She uses details of sight, sound and scent to create a powerful sense of the characters’ experiences… I highly recommend this book for readers who like political intrigue, dramatic locales, and mysteries with depth and substance.” - Amber Foxx, author of the Mae Martin psychic mystery series
A Blind Eye reviewed in the September 15, 2015 edition of Kirkus Reviews
A THIN VEIL Book 2 in the Adam Kaminski mystery series
A grieving mother's plea drives a Philadelphia detective to expose a murderer hiding among Washington, D.C.'s rich and powerful. On detail to the Philadelphia Police Department's Dignitary Protection Unit, Detective Adam Kaminski’s latest assignment is to babysit the senior senator from Pennsylvania as she visits Philadelphia with the French Ambassador to the United States. When the senator’s aide is shot as the group prepares to leave DC, the FBI assumes the senator was the target. The aide’s parents aren’t so sure.
Sent to DC to find out what really happened, Adam finds himself facing down a powerful senator, a desperate architectural historian and a silver-tongued ambassador, all with an ambitious DCPD Officer who’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her man. Adam has to sift through the muck that is the dark side of DC politics to find the truth before the murderer slips safely back into the protective shelter of wealth and power.
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ALL THAT GLITTERS Book 3 in the Adam Kaminski mystery series
A murder on hallowed ground forces a Philadelphia police detective to break all the rules to prove his sister's innocence. Back on regular duty in the Philadelphia Police Department’s Sixth District, Detective Adam Kaminski expects to deal with murder. But not when his sister is one of the suspects. Taken off the case, Adam must rely on his partner Pete to keep him in the loop as Pete and Park Ranger Matt Thompson investigate the murder of a federal judge whose beaten body was found in Washington Square.
Sitting the case out isn’t an option Adam can live with. He’s willing to risk his career to prove his sister’s innocence and find the truth. But he isn’t prepared for the depth of evil he uncovers beneath the web of lies that hides the murderer.
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WHAT SHE FEARS Book 4 in the Adam Kaminski mystery series
To solve the murder of a Galway professor involved in investigations into ancient Irish history, a Philadelphia police detective in Ireland must confront his own truths.
Visiting Galway in an effort to strengthen his struggling romance and explore his family legacy, Detective Adam Kaminski stumbles onto a murder scene. Now he must solve the grisly murder of a university professor before he becomes a convenient scapegoat – or convenient target.
Adam and Detective Superintendent Isabel Sayers explore local power struggles, ancient legends and archaeological discoveries in their search for a murderer. But the only way to find the truth is to face their own fears. . For information on Galway, Ireland, the setting for What She Fears, click here.
A PALE REFLECTION Book 5 in the Adam Kaminski mystery series
Hurt by betrayal and reeling with doubts about his own judgment, Detective Adam Kaminski seeks a safe harbor on a pleasure cruise to Bermuda. The calm of his vacation is shattered when crew discover the brutally murdered body of a wealthy passenger.
Adam and his partner are convinced by the ship’s captain to help with the investigation, leaving Adam’s sister Julia to focus on further developing her skills in photography. The victim was a powerful patriarch on a family vacation, but Adam soon learns he had more enemies than friends.
While every move the detectives make unearths more motives and more suspects, Julia knows the truth is often revealed in candid shots and captured glances. Exposing the bonds that connect the victim and his family to his homeland of Russia reveals darker connections and shadier activities—activities that challenge Adam’s sense of justice and place his sister squarely in the killer’s frame.
Now Adam must catch the killer before the boat docks, without compromising himself or becoming a pale reflection of the man he thought he was.
Adam Kaminski Mystery Series Books 1-3
Detective Adam Kaminski doesn't want to be a hero. He doesn't want to get involved in murder investigations far from home. But a good man doesn't stand by when he sees wrong being done, and Adam's not going to start now. This boxed set includes the first three books in the suspenseful international mystery series.