Mystery/Thriller, 320 pages
Publisher: Stolen Time Press (June 1, 2018)
A mysterious woman fleeing an unknown terror boards the wrong plane at San Francisco International and disappears into the heart of the country. Freddy Ferguson, a troubled detective with a violent past, believes she’s the only living witness to a crime that has captivated the nation.
Sifting through the wreckage of her past, he begins to understand who she’s running from, and why. Now he must track her down before her pursuers can silence her for good.
A consummate thriller with some of the best characterization you’ll see all year. — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Even though Freddy Ferguson is similar to the legendary personages of Phillip Marlow and Sam Spade, this unforgettable hard-boiled crime fiction is far superior. Freddy’s character may be a complicated man who is tough as nails, but he has the distinction of actually caring about others and doesn’t find his nerve in the bottom of a bottle. This book is a phenomenal mystery novel with dynamic characters and a gripping and intricate plot. — Susan Sewell, Readers’ Favorite
Gate 76, by Andrew Diamond, is about loss and redemption… [Freddy Ferguson] doesn’t see his own goodness, the spark of caring that sets him apart from his brutal upbringing… Freddy doesn’t believe in much of anything, not even justice. He does believe in following his instincts and doing the right thing, even when it may lead to his destruction. — Sharon Vander Meer, One Roof Publishing
There aren’t many books that I put down in the middle of reading, just so I can say out loud, “DAMN, can this author write!”, but Gate 76 is one of them… chock-full of interesting characters… but in believable, relatable ways. (His depictions enabled me to immediately envision the characters… because I’ve encountered those same people, and his words describing them rang completely true.) And, when an author imbues even the minor characters with enough life and story to make them real? You’ve got the makings of a damn good story on your hands… I’m generally not big on doing year-end favorites lists… but if I decide to do one for 2018, Gate 76 will definitely find a place there. And, Mr. Diamond’s next work, whatever it might be, can’t come out soon enough. —GlamKitty, theliteratekitty.blogspot.com
Writing from Ferguson’s point of view, Author Andrew Diamond’s first person, present-tense narration is a breath of fresh air in a genre where the narrative voices are all too homogenous. Not since Thom Jones’ The Pugilist At Rest has a writer so eloquently incorporated the physical and mental toll of boxing in a protagonist’s life journey. As PIs go, Ferguson is as world weary as you might expect, but much funnier… The Bottom Line: One of the year’s best thrillers. —BestThrillers.com
It is not often that I cancel all plans for an entire day to finish reading a book… But Gate 76 was worthy of actually postponing all I had planned just because I could not focus on anything else until the story was done… This new release is intended for readers that love suspense and great character development. Gate 76 has put author Andrew Diamond on my radar. I really wish he would grant my wish and make this into a series; I need more Freddy Ferguson in my life. — LiteraryMarie.com
Andrew Diamond develops characters that pull the reader into the story… The writing style will remind readers of those “pulp” detective novels from the 50’s. This is a complex and richly conceived novel that deserves to be savored. — Ruth Castleberry, Goodreads
Hard-boiled mystery at its grittiest, GATE 76 by Andrew Diamond is the story of a man with a dark past, who knows that even justice cannot be trusted, but sometimes you need to work the angles and only then will the truth come out. Corrupt politicians, dirty cops and secrets uncovered add all the elements of a great suspense as we become wrapped up in the story of a man who cares, in spite of his past, or perhaps because of it. High on detail and plot twists, the suspense ratchets high in this complex tale! If you like your heroes a little rough around the edges, hardened by life, yet still able to do the right thing at any cost and your villains hiding deep in the shadows of a labyrinth of deceit and crime, GATE 76 could be just what you’re looking for. — Tome Tender Book Blog
Gate 76 is full of all the excitement and drama one would expect in a page-turning thriller… This is an intense story with lots of unexpected twists and turns, contemporary in its use of the element of terrorism, corrupt politicians and law enforcers. A great read. — Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
Diamond offers readers an interesting thriller that evolves continuously. Recommended for those who like a little mystery with their high-paced thrillers. Diamond creates a number of interesting characters that could, should he choose, be the foundation of an entire series. — Book Reviews to Ponder