Scott Gamboe, author

Martyr's Inferno

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After killing a man in the line of duty, Detective Jim Hunter finds himself crippled by recurring panic attacks and bouts of claustrophobia. Desperate to pull his life back from the edge, Hunter throws himself into his job. So, when he's pegged to investigate the suicide of a college professor, he takes to the task with all he has left. In the process, he uncovers more than he bargained for.

Now, framed for murder and running for his life, Hunter finds himself trapped in the middle of an international conspiracy that takes him from the back alleys of Chicago to the white sands of the Caribbean. With the help of a few unlikely allies, Hunter must avoid both the police and the mob if he wants to prove his innocence and unravel the mystery of the Martyr's Inferno.

This is the first novel I've written outside of the science fiction and fantasy Genres. I based the story in Bloomington, Illinois, just forty miles down the road from where I live. I have plans to make a series of books based upon the main character, Jim Hunter, and his friends; at least, the ones that survived this novel!

Detective Jim Hunter of the Bloomington, Illinois Police Department was having a hard enough time dealing with having taken a man's life in the line of duty, not to mention his chronic claustrophobia. But now his investigation of a suicide has landed him in the midst of an international conspiracy, leaving him on the run and framed for murder. Jim follows a trail of mob ties, illicit finances, and murder across the country and even into the Caribbean. Along the way, he receives invaluable help from Krista Marcel, the strong-willed daughter of a Chicago mob boss. Assisted by an FBI agent and a member of Israel's Mossad, and hampered by betrayals at every turn, Jim has to avoid arrest, or worse, while trying to unravel the mystery of Martyr's Inferno.

"This is a great book. This is the first of Scott's books that I read and I love it. I've read all the Spencer books by Robert Parker and this one of Scott's ranks right up there with it. I had trouble putting the book down to get things done around the house. I hope he writes another mystery book."
-Matt, Amazon reader

"This is the first book I have ever read by Scott Gamboe. It's my understanding he has only written science fiction before, and that is just not my thing.  In this one, Gamboe, who is in law enforcement himself, sticks to present-day planet earth. He portrays Detective Jim Hunter is an everyman. He is smart, but not a genius; strong, but not superhuman. I apprectiated the fact that he was a guy who gets caught up an a huge mess, and didn't always make the right decision on who to trust (at one point, I caught myself yelling 'Don't do that!').The book is full of twists and turns, and I honestly did not see the end coming at all. All in all, its an enjoyable and quick read.
-Corridorg4, Amazon reader
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