Detective Salvatore “Black Sallie Blue Eyes” Messina is a tough as nails type of guy. He knows how to get the job done right. He is charged with solving the murder of a young man. The murder victim was found outside of a night club. He must be a wanna-be rapper or gang lord of sorts. This assessment could only be concluded from the bling and young socks he was wearing. Detective Messina’s investigation will take him into the heart of New York City and crossing paths with some very odd characters.
Humpty Dumpty was Pushed is Marc Blatte’s debut novel. For some reason as much as I kept hoping and wanting to love this book, I just couldn’t. I can’t say it wasn’t for a lack of effort. I did read and finish the book. Detective Messina does hold a place in my heart. He won me over with his determination and no apologetic attitude. Detective Messina was as gritty and hard core as New York City. One thing I do have to give it up to Mr. Blatte is that he definitely did not have any boring characters. Humpty Dumpty was Pushed had everyone from wanna-be rappers to a female wrestler, who scared the pants off me. Humpty Dumpty was Pushed just couldn’t piece together a winner for me.