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Looking for Art (Joe Polito - Somerville Book 1) by [Robbens, Bert]
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Not long ago, Somerville, Massachusetts was commonly referred to as “Slummerville.” A gritty, blue-collar town just north of Boston, its major claim to fame was a brutal gang war. Then, the Boston subway system’s Red Line came to Somerville’s Davis Square, and the town began to attract a more affluent, professional class to mix with its traditional working class base. The mixing has not always been easy.

Joe Polito has lived near Davis Square his whole life and he liked it better the way it was. He’s a 40-year old, ex-cop, who scrapes by on seasonal work as a roofer and the rents he receives from the three-family house he inherited from his parents. He says there is nothing more he wants. Eileen Merrill is a corporate lawyer from Lexington, a fancy suburb just 10 miles from Somerville. When she asks Joe to help her find her father, an ex-con named Art Delaney, Joe tries to resent her for her wealth and success, even as she draws him into a passionate affair. But as he digs into Art’s life and his criminal past, he is forced to confront the reality of the town he grew up in – the good, the bad, and the ugly. He finds the roots of that ugly past, long buried but not forgotten, about to spring up in the present and blossom in blood. Looking for Art will change the way Joe sees himself, his town and Art’s daughter. Or, it could get him killed, the biggest change of all.

About the Author

Bert Robbens is a pen name for Robert Benson. It is used to clearly separate his (adult) crime fiction from the children's fiction written under his real name. Bert Robbens would be happy to have his readers read the children's fiction of Robert Benson, but not the reverse. Crime fiction written under the Robbens pen name includes material that may not be suitable for children. Robert Benson was born in North Dakota but spent most of his childhood on the West Coast (Oregon and California). At age 15, he moved to the Boston area, where he has lived, with brief exceptions, ever since. Much of that time was spent working in the computer industry. It was the day job that allowed him to retire, at the ripe old age of 53, to do what he had always wanted to do - write fiction. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife, Rita, and dog, Ruben. His two daughters, Natalie and Corina, stop by for a visit from time to time.

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  • Language: English
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