Book Of The Day – Eighth Circle- A Special Place in Hell

by Ron on August 11, 2016

Today’s Book of the Day is a Mystery novel by award-winning author Theodore Jerome Cohen and it’s 75% off for a limited time. Eighth Circle- A Special Place in Hell has a 4.9 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“Opening one of Theodore Jerome Cohen’s books, and especially one of his Louis Martelli novels, is like opening a gift from a good friend.” Ed – Amazon Reviewer

Eighth Circle- A Special Place in Hell
by Theodore Jerome Cohen
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99 save $3


Award-Winning Author

When the mayor of New York City’s grandson and the grandson’s wife are murdered execution-style in their Tribeca apartment, NYPD Detective Louis Martelli and his partner, Detective Sean O’Keeffe, are left completely in the dark.

Months go by without any actionable leads until a meeting with the wife’s doctor and the bizarre torching of Stephanie Martelli’s car turn the investigation upside down and land Martelli and O’Keeffe in the hotseat. When an old friend of Pietro Martelli’s, Louis’s deceased father and a former street cop who had been gunned down in the line of duty, sends Martelli a note asking for a meeting, things take an even stranger turn.

The evidence in this mob-driven case of political corruption, bribery, and murder pits the two detectives against their boss, Captain Hanlon, NYPD Commissioner of Police Eugene Fields, and His Honor the Mayor. Can Martelli and O’Keeffe survive this kind of pressure and keep their jobs, much less solve the case? You’ll have to read Eighth Circle to learn the answers.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

With remarkable events in his books paralleling the reality of real life situations in the news and current events, Theodore Cohen brings his stories to life under the belief that true events make for the best fiction.


When I learned Cohen had published another Martelli novel, I knew I was in for a treat. It didn’t disappoint. His well-developed characters and fascinating story line make for an intriguing, fast-paced mystery with more than a few breath-holding moments. It’s not easy to put down…


Theodore Jerome Cohen’s use of clever dialogue and vivid scene descriptions allow the reader to become fully immersed in the storyline. The historical references and footnotes (all be them few, but important) are testament to Cohen’s thorough understanding of the places and politics in his books.


I loved this book and heartily recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery/thriller, police procedural, and fiction/crime novel. It moves along quickly and will keep you guessing right up to the end.


Ted Cohen has become one of my favorite MUST read authors. His story telling is supreme. Read one and you’ll be hooked. The Martelli series is my personal favorite.

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About The Author

Theodore Jerome Cohen is an award-winning author who has published more than ten novels—all but one of them mystery/thrillers—and a book of short stories. He also writes Young Adult (YA) novels under the pen name “Alyssa Devine.” During the course of his 45-year career he worked as an engineer, scientist, CBS Radio Station News Service (RSNS) commentator, private investigator, and Antarctic explorer. What he’s been able to do with his background is mix fiction with reality in ways that even his family and friends have been unable to unravel!

All of his novels and many of his short stories are based on real events, some from his own life, some ripped from the headlines. Of his writing in Death by Wall Street, for example, Gary Sorkin of Pacific Book Review said: “[S]imilar to the writing style of Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy, Ted Cohen adheres to short chapters laying out a mental storyboard in the reader’s mind. He possesses a writing style ideal for screenplay adaptation with visuals that can make for a good movie. Why wait for Hollywood – Death by Wall Street: Rampage of the Bulls is currently playing in a theater near you, the theater of your mind.”

Theodore J. (Ted) Cohen, PhD, holds three degrees in the physical sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to his novels, he has published more than 450 papers, articles, columns, essays, and interviews in the fields of computers, communications, and electronics, and is a co-author of The NEW Shortwave Propagation Handbook from CQ Communications. Ted has been a licensed Radio Amateur since 1952; his call sign is N4XX. From December 1961 through early March 1962, he participated in the 16th Chilean Expedition to the Antarctic. The US Board of Geographic Names in October, 1964, named the geographical feature Cohen Islands, located at 63° 18′ S. latitude, 57° 53′ W. longitude in the Cape Legoupil area, Antarctica, in his honor. Ted served in the US Army Corps of Engineers from March 1966 through March 1968, leaving the Service with the rank of Captain.

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