Former top-flight NFL prospect Oz Reyes heads security for Coastal Sports Network in Los Angeles. On the eve of the annual awards show, his gravely ill boss Delma Dupree summons him to Miami, entrusting him with a file, which she swears will exonerate her adopted son Rodney of a horrific crime. Once Oz comes in possession of that file, an open-and-shut case suddenly seems less so, delivering Oz into South Florida's glitzy and glamorous underbelly, reopening a case the rich and powerful would prefer stay closed. With the help of his ex-girlfriend Tania and her ex-convict brother, Angel, Oz uncovers a Miami rarely seen, one crawling with shifty detectives, rogue assassins, and hard-drinking, sexual deviants—and no one and nothing is what it seems. In the vein of modern mystery/pop culture writers such as Michael Connelly (Bosch novels), Gillian Flynn (Dark Places), and Dennis Lehane (Gone, Baby, Gone), Joe Clifford's Occam's Razor is a fast-paced, intricately plotted novel that balances accessible prose, masterful suspense, and a twisted, cinematic climax.
Down & Out Books, paperback, ISBN: 9781643961064 (June 2020)