From the dust-jacket: In the classic tradition Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett comes a new voice in American Noir. With the Tom Sullivan Mysteries, author William James Royce adds an off-beat, charismatic new detective to the mystery genre and a contemporary slant on the age old tale of greed and murder. The story begins in a confessional booth as private detective Tom "Sully" Sullivan makes his confession. Quickly losing blood from a bullet in his side, Sully tells his story, confessing to the murder he has just committed and revealing the identity of the person who may have murdered him… Sully is hired by Sam Collier, a rich and powerful man, to find the young surrogate mother carrying the heir to his vast fortune. He follows the twists and turns, ultimately exposing a complex case of "embryo-napping." The Immaculate Deception is a tale of life and death and all things in between.